Despite surging cases of coronavirus in Chennai, voters came in large numbers to cast their vote. Also many of them got a glimpse of their favourite Tamil actor Vijay today. He was seen riding a cycle to cast his vote for the Tamil Nadu election.
The actor was seen riding his bike on a narrow road in Chennai, virtually surrounded by people on two-wheelers following him and taking photos. The movie star attempted to pedal faster but was unable to escape his tumultuous entourage.
The police were forced to use lathis to chase people away from the polling booth as a crowd became enraged.
It was speculated that Vijay’s bicycle ride was intended to send a message about rising fuel prices.
However, his publicist clarified that the actor did so in order to avoid parking issues on the narrow street where the polling booth was located.
The poll booth was right next to his residence and taking the car might have congested the road even more. There was no other intention behind it!” – tweeted Riaz K Ahmed tweeted. The clarification came after many DMK leaders suggested Vijay was sending a message to Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK, which has a tie-up with the BJP, on rising fuel prices.
Khushbu Sundar, who is contesting the election as a BJP candidate after quitting the Congress, said: “Actor Vijay pedaling to vote is not a message on fuel price hike. DMK should stop riding on someone else’s bike.”