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Vijayakanth assault video morphed: AIADMK

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Updated: April 1, 2011, 11:51 AM IST
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Vijayakanth assault video morphed: AIADMK
AIADMK claimed that visuals showing DMDK leader Vijayakanth allegedly assaulting his party candidate were doctored.

Chennai: AIADMK on Thursday claimed that visuals showing DMDK leader Vijayakanth allegedly assaulting his party candidate were morphed by pro-DMK channels to create his negative image among voters and sought the intervention of election officials to stop such "false propaganda".

"The rival front's TV channels especially Sun Network channels, Kalaingar TV and Makkal TV had morphed the video of the alleged incident and had been telecasting it repeatedly as part of a conspiracy to defame and cause irreparable loss to the AIADMK front in the April 13 Assembly polls," the party
said in a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).

"Vijayakanth had only asked the candidate to remain seated by placing his hand on his head when the latter rose to retrieve the mike which slipped down into the campaign van," AIADMK lawyers wing President V S Sethuraman said in the
letter. He said Vijayakanth himself had denied that he had beaten up the candidate and several newspapers had published his version. He urged the CEO to issue orders prohibiting the pro-DMK channels from telecasting such tampered visuals of Vijayakanth's campaign.

Vijayakanth, whose party is in alliance with AIADMK, allegedly assaulted his party's Dharmapuri candidate Bhaskar when the latter tried to correct him after he misspelt his name.

First Published: April 1, 2011, 11:51 AM IST
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