CHENNAI: State Dairy Minister SM Nasar was in the news on Tuesday for all the wrong reasons. It appears he’d have received an overdose of arrogance.
Nasar, who has of late developed a habit of displaying his emotions without inhibition, has done another act that could give Chief Minister MK Stalin ‘sleepless nights’.
The minister was seen flinging a stone at a party worker for alleged delay in bringing him a chair.
Predictably, the video of Nasar throwing a stone to sporting precision and energy when he was in Tiruvallur on Tuesday to oversee the arrangements for Veera Vanakka Naal meeting to be attended by the CM on Wednesday, went viral on social media.
Humour-loving netizens had a field day with it, improvising the video to demonstrate the art of scoring ‘direct hits’ on the cricketing field, indeed, with adept editing skills.
Not so long ago, Nasar was seen showing his frustration to another party worker for an alleged microphone malfunction on dais in a manner that would have humbled comedian Vadivelu’s now famous Vattaseyalar Vandumurugan character.
Sadly this time, for Nasar, his animated out- burst did not have a comic timing.
The opposition, particularly the BJP, went to town over the minister’s arrogant public display.
State BJP president K Annamalai promptly retweeted the video with an appendage, “In India’s history, has anybody seen a govt minister throwing stones at people? Display of this by a@arivalayam party DMK govt minister Thiru@Avadi-Nasar.”
A mercurial Annamalai, known for his embarrassing retorts during media briefings, seized the opportunity to preach ‘decorum’ to the seasoned DMK minister. It looks like Nasar appears to have not learnt his lessons from the CM’s public admission recently that he was get- ting sleepless nights due to ministers reckless public behaviour.