"I did not slap him, I only gestured him to move away from a woman whose feet was being trampled by the passenger. My hand (inadvertently) touched his face while gesturing," Stalin told reporters when asked on the issue.

Video footages of Stalin allegedly slapping a passenger in a metro train yesterday went viral today with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa condemning the incident. "This is strongly condemnable, such an uncivilised behaviour is unbecoming of an MLA," the AIADMK supremo said in a statement.

She also charged that Stalin travelled in the train only for 'vain publicity and to seek political mileage.' Yesterday, besides Stalin, DMDK chief Vijayakanth too took a ride in the newly launched Chennai Metro. Both Stalin and Vijayakanth said the project is initiated by the previous DMK regime.


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