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.
#WATCH Saidapet(Chennai): BJP leader V Kalidass pushes and hits an auto rickshaw driver who asked Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Tamilisai Soundararajan about petrol price hike (16.9.18) pic.twitter.com/5SRH60sb23
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2018
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.