`Godman' Chandraswamy found himself hounded by presspersons during a visit to Palakkad on New Year Day.

Though he categorically stated that he did not wish to talk to the media, the press corps in dogged perseverance followed him when he emerged from the massage room of the Kairali Ayurveda Centre.

In a bid to outsmart the scribes, the `Godman' asked for a vehicle and proceeded to the room. But, to his surprise, he found them waiting there. Not one to give in, he refused to meet visitors.

In a last-ditch effort, one scribe told an aide of Swamiji that they wanted to seek his blessings before leaving. Swamiji readily agreed and was confronted by a volley of questions.

The press corps left only after he declared that he would enter politics soon.

G. Prabhakaran