Chennai: AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa on Saturday claimed she slapped DMK Rajya Sabha MP ‘Tiruchy’ Siva at the Delhi airport because “he exceeded all limits while criticising Amma (Jayalalithaa) and her government.”
The incident took place on Saturday evening when Pushpa saw Siva criticising the functioning of J.Jayalalithaa and her government to CISF personnel on duty at terminal 3 of the airport. “Once he saw me, he started criticising Amma and the government more. Since I could not stomach someone criticising my leader, I slapped him,” Pushpa said.
“Since he did not expect such an action from me, he left without arguing," Pushpa said. Though reports said Siva dismissed the incident as a “minor argument”, efforts to reach the DMK Rajya Sabha MP failed.
CISF sources said it was their personnel who separated the MPs as the scuffle went out of control. After the incident, both MPs cancelled their trip to Chennai and returned to their respective official accommodation in the capital.
Pushpa also alleged that her house in the capital was attacked immediately after the incident and that any move on filing a complaint would be taken after consulting the party high command. The incident comes two months after pictures circulated on WhatsApp suggested close personal association between the two.