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Monday, 28 December 2015
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Chennai: Continuing his angry outbursts at journalists, DMDK president Vijayakanth on Sunday spat at journalists for asking whether his party would capture power in Tamilnadu in the 2016 Assembly elections.

His act during an interaction with reporters after participating in a blood donation camp held here by his party, drew widespread condemnation from journalist bodies.

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 and spat.

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, the journalists association wants Vijayakanth to reform himself by realising his 'mistake'. The Consortium of Journalists in India and other associations have also condemned him and demanded an unconditional apology.

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