Chennai: J. Jayalalithaa passed away in December last year, but speculation about her death is still alive. A new controversy has erupted after Tamil Nadu Minister for Forest Dindigul Srinivasan sought people’s apology for lying about Amma’s health condition when she was in Hospital.
According to sources, Srinivasan, who was addressing a public meeting, said that he had to lie about Jayalalithaa’s death because of pressure and to protect AIADMK. He also said that he is seeking an apology from the people.
“We would have told lies that she (Jayalalithaa) had idlis and people met her. The truth is that nobody saw her,” said Srinivasan.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital on September 22 and took her last breath on December 5 in the hospital. Srinivasan said that during this period, nobody met the former chief minister in her hospital room except VK Sasikala, a close aide of Amma.
As per reports, Srinivasan has claimed that afraid of Sasikala, AIADMK leaders lied about Jayalalithaa’s health just to make people believe that she was doing fine.
He stated that many politicians including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and BJP President Amit Shah visited the hospital but they were not allowed to meet Jayalalithaa. They were made to sit in Pratap Reddy’s room, owner of the hospital.
Defending his aunt Sasikala, sidelined AIADMK leader, TTV Dhinakaran said, “My aunt Sasikala was also not able to see Amma after October 1 fearing infection. Governor also met her. And saw her condition. Do you mean to say he is lying? These ministers are changing their stand for power and money.”
“Doctors from Apollo Hospitals, the staff, even doctors from AIIMS had come for treating Jayalalithaa. But the truth is they did not allow even my aunt (Sasikala) to see her,” added Dhinakaran.
He also said that Amma was admitted on September 22, 2016. But from October 1, she did not even see Sasikala due to the spread of infection.
“We are not afraid of anything. We have the footage. And without her (Sasikala) consent, how can I give it. If there is any judicial or CBI inquiry, then we will give it at the appropriate time,” said. Dhinakaran.
Recently, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced that a judicial inquiry would be conducted into Amma’s death in order to clear all the doubts.