Chennai: The Chennai police have registered a case against DMDK Chief Vijayakanth for spitting on journalists.
Vijayakanth had allegedly behaved in an "uncivilised" manner with a group of scribes, when he was asked if the ruling AIADMK would capture power in next assembly elections, drawing flak from the journalist community here.
In an interaction with reporters after participating in a blood donation camp held here by his party.
When asked if the ruling AIADMK would capture power in next assembly elections, the actor-turned politician initially replied, "AIADMK will not capture power at all."
Suddenly he flew into a rage and asked,"Can you pose this question to Jayalalithaa? You will not ask. You will be afraid! Are you journalists," he said with an apparent “thoo” to criticize the scribes.
A scribe, however, calmly replied that reporters would ask questions if a press meet was convened by her.
Chennai Press Club has condemned Vijayakanth for this alleged misbehaviour with journalists and has asked him to openly apologise for "continuously" behaving in an "uncivilised" manner with them.
Press Club Joint Secretary Bharathi Tamizhan, in a statement said, it (club) wants Vijayakanth to reform himself by realising his "mistake".