Vasan supporters attacked me: Vishnu Prasad charges

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Chennai, Nov 12 (UNI) Congress Legislator Dr M K Vishnu Prasad against whom the city police had registered cases in connection with the violent incidents at Tami Nadu Congress Committee(TNCC) headquarters today accused Union Minister G K Vasan's supporters of attempting to attack him.

Stating that he had no connection whatsoever with yesterday's violence, Dr Prasad, in a statement here, said the violence was instigated by a group, which had been trying to divert the stabbing incident on his father and TNCC President M Krishnasamy, eversince it took place near Mudukalathur in Ramanathapuram district last month.

Asking how he could be behind the violence when a meeting was convened to condemn the attack on his father, the former Youth Congress President said he was being falsely implicated in the case at the behest of those who could not take him on politically.

He said he would face the case legally and take on his rivals politically. ''We hail from a traditional political family and never believed in indulging in cheap politics'', he added.

He said the ''Vasan group'' had a long time enmity with him after he exhorted partymen, especially the youths to tatoo the name of Rahul Gandhi on their arms, when a section of the partymen were tatooing Vasan's name.

Dr Prasad said he was on the first floor, taking part in the Legislators party meeting, chaired by CLP leader D Sudarsanam, when the violence broke out. When he looked out of the window, Mr Vasan was seen asking his supporters to kill him, even as his supporters pelted stones against him.

Later, Mr Sudarsanam and party MP J M Haroon escorted him out and thanks to the police security, he could safely come out of 'Sathyamurthy' Bhavan, the TNCC headquarters, he said.

Dr Prasad said even when he was the Youth Congress President, his office was ransacked in the presence of Mr Vasan and when he addressed a meeting at Kodaikanal, an attempt was made on his life in the presence of All India Youth Congress President Ashok Tanwar.

Recalling the attacks against Senior Congress leader S G Vinayagamurthy, former Youth Congress President Dr S Chella Kumar and party functionary V Dhandayuthapani at TNCC headquarters, Dr Prasad said only a detailed police enquiry would reveal who was behind the violence yesterday.

UNI

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