Hari Prabhakaran expelled from AIADMK for 'dog' comment
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday sacked Hari Prabhakaran from all party posts following his tweet disrespecting journalists. Hari Prabhakaran who is an AIADMK, IT wing secretary has allegedly compared Journalists to street dogs. However, the leader of Tamil Nadu's ruling party later deleted the tweet and apologised.
In a statement, the party said, "For behaving in a manner against the party's principles and goals, for putting a black mark on the party's dignity, for not following party discipline and for giving a bad name for the party, C Hari Prabhakaran (Joint Secretary, District Information Technology Cell), who belongs to the Kanchipuram East division of the party, is being expelled from all party posts, including as a member of the party. We request all party members to not have any contact with him any longer."
Earlier in the day, Hari Prabhakaran, a computer science engineer, said that journalists are not allowed inside a government hospital while deputy CM O Panneerselvam was visiting the injured protesters.
'Street dogs who shout for biscuits will be tied on the gate rather than allowing them inside', tweets Hari Prabhakaran.
Moments later, Prabhakaran deleted his tweet and rather wrote an apology: "All opinions expressed by me are personal and it is not official party view. I'm not authorised to express party views. I heard few people got hurt due to one of my tweet this morning .I don't have any animosity towards any group of people. My apologies to those who r hurt."