Virudhunagar, April 7: In a shocking case reported from Tamil Nadu, a photojournalist was manhandled and thrashed for clicking pictures of empty chairs at Indian National Congress's public meeting. In the incident took place on Saturday in Virudhunagar district, the journalist from a Tamil weekly magazine was assaulted by Congress party workers when he was taking pictures of the empty chairs.
The visuals, which are going viral on the social media, clearly shows how the opposition party workers manhandled the photojournalist, identified as RM Muthuraj, and tried to snatch his camera. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress spokesperson Throws Water at BJP Counterpart, News24 Anchor on Live TV After Being Called 'Traitor'; Watch Video.
#WATCH Tamil Nadu: Congress workers manhandle and thrash photojournalists who were allegedly clicking pictures of empty chairs at a public rally by the party in Virudhunagar. (06.04.2019) pic.twitter.com/epTiD9iLtK
— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2019
Other journalists present at the spot intervened and ruckus broke out between two groups. According to reports, Muthuraj has been admitted to a local hospital. Karnataka Congress Leader Belur Gopalakrishna 'Calls For PM Narendra Modi's Assassination', Alleges BJP; Watch Video.
Reacting to the same, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Suryah said, "Tamil Nadu Congress President KS Alagiri to participate in public meeting at Virudhunagar. Chairs are empty with no people, media takes photographs of empty chairs & Congress goondas enter scene to thrash the journalists for taking pics of empty chairs! Way to go @RahulGandhi!"
Tamil Nadu Congress President KS Alagiri to participate in public meeting at Virudhunagar. Chairs are empty with no people, media takes photographs of empty chairs & Congress goondas enter scene to thrash the journalists for taking pics of empty chairs! Way to go @RahulGandhi ! pic.twitter.com/ysIr9d0xtT
— SG Suryah Chowkidar (@SuryahSG) April 6, 2019
In a similar incident from April 6, Congress spokesperson lost his cool and thew a glass of water at BJP counterpart KK Sharma after he called him a "traitor". The incident took place during a live TV debate show, Sabse Bada Sawal, on News24. In the attack, no one was injured but the pieces of glasses were splattered over the studio.