DMK treasurer MK Stalin allegedly slapped an auto rickshaw driver who tried to take a selfie with him.
Stalin was on his second leg of his Namakku Naame (We For Ourselves) campaign in Gudalur, Tamil Nadu on Thursday afternoon when the incident occurred.
In the video, which went viral on social media, Stalin was seen pushing the driver and allegedly slapped him later when he came close to take a selfie with him.
However, Stalin refused the charges against him. “Graphics have been added to this video to make it appear like I hit the person just like graphics are added to videos of Jayalalithaa. I am not worried about this issue,” he said.
In July this year, Stalin waded into a controversy when he allegedly slapped a fellow passenger on a metro train in Chennai.
Though he later denied it, saying, he only gestured the person to move away from a woman whose feet was being trampled by the passenger.
“Who said I hit? Even last time when I was travelling on the Chennai Metro rail, I told a DMK member not to disturb other passengers, so I pushed that person.”
Defending himself Stalin said that this time as well he told another DMK member not to inconvenience others, so I asked him to behave. “Yes, it’s true I was a bit forceful,” he said.