MDMK supremo Vaiko had a bad experience during his visit to check DMK president M Karunanidhi at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Sunday where the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is recovering from throat and lung infection.
Vaiko’s party sources claimed that their leader’s car was attacked by DMK supporters with stones and slippers. It is learnt that Vaiko had to return even before he could go on to meet the ailing Karunanidhi.
It was the same day when the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi flew down to Chennai to check on M Karunanidhi health condition.
DMK treasurer and son of M Karunanidhi, MK Stalin condemned the attack on Vaiko, calling it “unsavoury” besides reprimanding the DMK supporters indulged in it.
Stalin in a statement said: “I condemn MDMK General Secretary Vaiko being stopped and express regret for this unsavoury incident, which happened when I was not in the hospital.”
Karunanidhi’s son added that physically attacking someone campaigning against DMK has never been acceptable to either his father or himself.
Stalin further said that DMK had members who could tackle things in a democratic way while asking his supporters not to repeat such activities and maintain peace.
Vaiko, who was thrown out from the DMK in 1993 by M Karunanidhi, has been highly critical of the latter to become another political foe to the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister after the late AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha.
Karunanidhi was hospitalized on Thursday at Kauvery Hospital for treatment for his throat and lung infection. The nonagenarian underwent tracheostomy on Friday.
The former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi health condition has been reported to be stable.