Chennai: Questions into the sudden death of former CM Jayalalitha’s death gave rise to questions and probe into her death after her family reportedly denied theories that she was in coma throughout her hospitalization, and now former MLA P. Vetrivel on Wednesday had released a 20 sec video clipping showing deceased CM watching TV, ahead of the RK Nagar polls.
The TTV Dhinakaran camp has released the video today. The video shows Jayalalitha in a hospital gown with IV drip attached to her right hand, sipping juice from glass in her left hand while watching TV.
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Talking to reporters Mr. Vetrivel said the clipping was shot by his leader and Jayalalithaa’s aide Sasikala after she was shifted from the ICU. He also added that the release of the video has got nothing to do with upcoming bypoll scheduled for Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency on 21 December.
“Both EPS and OPS were aware of how Jayalalithaa’s health was in the hospital. We released this video because there are too many rumours about her condition following her death. They are constantly raising doubts about her death, we thought they will stop but there seems to be no sign. Amma and Chinamma are both important to me. This video was with me even though I hadn’t gone into Apollo. OPS, EPS and Vijayabaskar are people who have discussed her treatment and yet they talk in this manner. We have even more evidence in store,” Vetrivel told media persons.
Thanga Tamizhchelvan, also supporter of TTV Dhinakaran, said, “People have been casting aspersions on the circumstances of her death for so long. We have digested this for so long. I’ve never seen Amma in hospital. Now I am satisfied that Amma was in hospital. How can we stand such a denigration of her death?”
“Yesterday, they all used Jaya’s dead body to ask for votes. EC has not asked any questions. How can we stand this? We thought people will know the truth only if it told to media. That’s why we have taken this to the media,” he added.
C Rajasekaran, a TTV Dhinakaran supporter told, “As a common man and supporter of Jayalalithaa, I was feeling bad there was no video to substantiate the fact that she was being treated in hospital … I don’t want to attribute a motive to this video. It’s not about the RK Nagar bye-polls at all … We care about her life. This shows that all those theories that floated about how she allegedly died earlier and we were keeping quiet about it are all fake.”
Earlier, Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa had claimed she “may have been attacked” in front of one man panel probing Jaya’s death. She also demanded the panel to question the entire family of V K Sasikala.
“I told the panel that there is no chance for her (Jayalalithaa) to get indisposed and get hospitalised (after attending work till nine pm). She may have been attacked,” she told the reporters earlier.