December 17, 2016 11:23:04 pm
MDMK founder Vaiko was allegedly attacked on Saturday by DMK supporters when he went to visit party president M Karunanidhi at a hospital in Chennai, prompting him to return without meeting the veteran Dravidian leader.
MDMK sources said Vaiko’s car was pelted with stones and footwear by DMK supporters when he went to visit Karunanidhi, who is undergoing treatment for throat and lung infection.
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The incident drew a sharp reaction from DMK treasurer M K Stalin, who described it as “unsavoury”, expressed regret and reprimanded those involved.
“I condemn MDMK General Secretary Vaiko being stopped and express regret for this unsavoury incident, which happened when I was not in the hospital,” he said in a statement.
Stalin said indulging in such activities against those campaigning against DMK has never been acceptable to Karunanidhi or himself.
He said DMK had members who could face things in a democratic manner and strictly urged his supporters not to indulge in any such activities and maintain peace.
Vaiko had been expelled from DMK in 1993 by Karunanidhi and since then has been a very vocal critic of the party patriarch.
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