Chennai: DMDK founder and opposition leader in the Tamil Nadu Assembly Vijaykant on Tuesday filed an anticipatory bail plea in the Madras High Court in connection with the October 27 incident at the city airport where a journalist was allegedly pushed down and abused by him.

The application is likely to come up for hearing tomorrow. Vijayakant and some of his party supporters were involved in an altercation with journalists and a reporter was pushed down allegedly by one of his party MLAs when he persisted for a reaction on DMDK MLAs meeting Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

Various journalists organisations, including the Madras Reporters' Guild and Chennai Press Club had condemned the incident.

The guild demanded an apology from Vijaykant, saying such "irresponsible behaviour" by the leader of the Opposition and his party MLAs was a challenge to the media.


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