Chennai: A major tragedy was averted today at Villuppuram in Tamil Nadu when an AIADMK cadre's dhoti caught fire while he was trying to burn an effigy of DMDK chief Vijayakanth.
In a media interaction earlier, Vijakanth behaved rudely 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 fit of rage and asked, “Can you pose this question to Jayalalithaa? You will not ask.”
The incident occurred when a group of AIADMK workers assembled to protest against Vijayakanth outside a hotel where he was putting up. However, no serious injury was reported to any of the cadre from the fire.
Despite the gaffe, AIADMK workers continued their protest against the leader. The police arrived there and took the protesting workers into the custody.