A day after 11 AIADMK MLAs came out of the Golden Bay resort to assure the media that they were not held hostage, reporters and camerapersons were attacked outside the premises of the resort.
At around 6.30 am on Saturday morning, two media vehicles and seven bikes followed the Tehsildar and Mahabalipuram DSP, who had come to meet the MLAs. Reporters who were stopped 2 kms ahead of the resort immediately followed the Government officials as they traversed the lane to where the MLAs were put up.
A cameraperson, who was amongst the crew who followed the officers, told the TNM that, "We were near the gate when we saw close to 30 cars filled with men. The gates were opened for the officers' car and then immediately shut. After the officers were let in, the men from the cars started pelting stones at us. We were forced to turn back."
Here is a video of one of the men pelting stones at the media:
Mediapersons have been trying to gain access into the resort for three days now. 128 MLAs, according to South Tiruppur MLA Gunasekaran are staying at the resort. 11 of these legislators came out yesterday to claim that they were not being held against their will. The reason for their gathering at the resort, legislators claimed, was to immediately meet the Governor if summoned.
The continuing denial of entry to meet MLAs, their alleged lack of access to their phones and 24x7 security around the resort however, tells a different story.