Chennai auto driver assaulted for asking BJP chief about rising fuel prices, act caught on camera

An auto rickshaw driver was assaulted by Bharatiya Janata Party leader V Kalidass when he questioned Tamil Nadu party chief Tamilisai Soundararajan regarding the rising fuel prices. The incident, which took place in Chennai’s Saidapet when Soundararajan was talking to reporters.

Ms Soundararajan, however, said that the autorickshaw driver was drunk when the incident happened, according to news agency ANI.

“The media is projecting it as if I was smiling when he was beaten up. I had heard him and a reporter asked the same question. So I was responding to the media and didn’t notice what was happening behind me,” Ms Soundararajan told reporters.