Coimbatore, Oct 9: A day after the video of DMK treasurer M K Stalin allegedly slapping an autorickshaw driver went viral, the leader today dismissed it as "computer graphics" and blamed vested interests for spreading it.
A video suggestive of Stalin "slapping" the driver, who tried to take a selfie with him at Gudalur in Nilgiris district, went viral yesterday.
"It was purely computer graphics (creation), like done some months ago," Stalin said referring to video footages of him allegedly slapping a passenger in a metro train in Chennai in July went viral.
"This was like the videos, where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister without attending any function was shown as inaugurating a scheme and also discussing with officials", he alleged.
Later clarifying on the issue, Stalin told an interactive session with small industrialists, that he was particular that the party workers did not block the way of public, in their enthusiasm to reach him.
"When the driver came near to take selfie, to protect myself and members of public, I might have pushed and my hand might have toughed the body of the particular person", he said.