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Updated: February 8, 2013 02:19 IST

DMK men try to attack Kushboo

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Actress and DMK leader Kushboo
Actress and DMK leader Kushboo

Irate DMK partymen flung slippers on actor Kushboo on Thursday when she was getting into a car from a hotel in the city to proceed to the airport, protesting her views on succession in the party in an interview published in a Tamil magazine.

However, the footwear missed the target and landed on the car’s windowpane. The actor was leaving for Chennai after attending the marriage of the daughter of DMK Rajya Sabha MP N. Siva, when the partymen suddenly confronted her, police sources said.

At the marriage she shared the dais with DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and party treasurer M. K. Stalin. A police team arrived at the hotel and escorted Ms. Kushboo to the airport where also a group of DMK women cadre belonging to Pudukottai confronted the actor, the source added.

Ms. Kushboo told mediapersons at the airport that her views were misinterpreted and that she was pained by the misunderstanding caused among DMK cadre.

Ms. Kushboo said that from the day of joining the party, she had been treading the path of the party leader. “I have complained about the incident to the party leadership,” she said.

In the interview, she was quoted as saying the party believed in democratic election for the leadership and no one could be presumed to be the next leader merely because the party leader had indicated his preference (for Mr. Stalin).

Ms. Kushboo was protected from the protestors and escorted into the airport by the personnel of State police and Quick Reaction Team of Central Industrial Security Force.

A group of DMK workers threw stones at the residence of Ms. Kushboo in Chennai.


DMK leadership condemns attack on Kushboo February 9, 2013

We as Indian society is becoming increasingly intolerant society for
different view points. We witnessed that in the Kamal hasan's film
'Vishwaroopam's release. Kushboo has every right to say what she has
said and it's is attrotious for DMK party workers to attack her. In
democracy every body has a right to freedom of expression, with out
huring any body's sentiments. Politics of hooliganism should have zero
tolerance policy and DMK leaders should condemn the attack with one
voice and seek legal action against the hooligans.

from:  Naveen Reddy
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 12:18 IST

Free speech, Democracy and forward thinking are only for propaganda and the media. You should understand the stand of your party before opening your mouth.

from:  Vijay
Posted on: Feb 7, 2013 at 21:28 IST

So what? Does that qualify to be a breaking news in all the channels and news media? When Film personalities of politics have even a minor bruise, we forget Owaisi, Togadia, Cauvery tribunal and keenly watch how the film personalities crib in reality. We should grow up.

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Feb 7, 2013 at 20:51 IST

welcome to the world of politics. Its no use proving you are right. Its
all about what people feel by themselves.

from:  hari
Posted on: Feb 7, 2013 at 18:50 IST
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