1. M.K. Stalin denies slapgate charges, says ‘victim’ was party cadre

M.K. Stalin denies slapgate charges, says ‘victim’ was party cadre

DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin on Thursday denied that he had slapped a passenger on the Chennai Metro, adding that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was making a mountain out of mole-hill.

By: | Chennai | Published: July 2, 2015 3:39 PM
MK Stalin

“The man was blocking the way and stepped on people’s feet. I was directing him to an emptier space but didn’t mean to slap him. Jayalalithaa didn’t attend the opening of Metro rail project. So, to divert people from that, she is accusing me of slapping a passenger,” Stalin said. (PTI)

DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin on Thursday denied that he had slapped a passenger on the Chennai Metro, adding that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was making a mountain out of mole-hill.

“The man was blocking the way and stepped on people’s feet. I was directing him to an emptier space but didn’t mean to slap him. Jayalalithaa didn’t attend the opening of Metro rail project. So, to divert people from that, she is accusing me of slapping a passenger,” Stalin said.

“The man was party cadre who accompanied me on the trip. I asked him to move and while waving my hand it touched his face by mistake,” he added.

Media reports had earlier claimed that Stalin had slapped a passenger while travelling in the Chennai Metro.

  1. Gruham Bendakaluru
    Jul 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm
    No need to read too much into this "slapgate". The politicians in Tamil Nadu (and most other states) are used to people worshipping them, so receiving a slap is a matter of pride for their party cadre.
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    1. Gruham Bendakaluru
      Jul 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm
      No need to read too much into this "slapgate". The politicians in Tamil Nadu (and most other states) are used to people worshipping them, so receiving a slap is in fact a matter of pride for that party worker.
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        rajan
        Jul 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm
        No more explanations . Kusuppu has stoutly defended erstwhile boss Stalin by giving a b new definition of slap. Matter rests here.
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