Tamil Nadu Forest Minister C. Sreenivasan, while addressing a public meeting in Madurai on Friday night apologised to the people for lying about the health of late former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Late CM Jayalalithaa, leaving the state in utter depression and a feeling of loss, died on Dec 5, 2016. The reason cited by the doctors and AIADMK for her death was bad health conditions. She almost spent two and a half months in the Apollo hospital. She was admitted on 22 Sep and died on 5 Dec in the same hospital.
The doctors and few other claimed bad health conditions as the reason for her demise, however, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanniswamy and the other members of AIADMK has doubts of somebody being involved behind the death of Jayalalithaa.
Sreenivasan on Friday said that AIADMK and everyone else from the party had lied about the health conditions of Jayalalithaa and apologised to the people. “We would have told lies that she (Jayalalithaa) had idlis and people met her. The truth is that nobody saw her,” he said. He further added that all those people who were claiming that they met the late CM in the hospital were all lying as nobody was allowed to visit her. He told that national leaders and AIADMK leader sat in the room of the Apollo Hospital but nobody went to visit her.
“We all lied then so that the party’s secret does not get leaked,” Sreenivasan said.
He also informed that the information regarding her health condition was very scarce. He said that only a close aide of the late CM, Sasikala was meeting Jayalalithaa regularly.
Responding to this statement VK Sasikala’s nephew, TTV Dhinnakaran denied this information. He said that Sasikala was also given the permission to meet her till Oct 1. He further added that after 30 Sep, Sasikala only saw her for 2 minutes in the presence of the doctors.
AIADMK is alleging, Sasikala the close aide of Jayalalithaa, to be involved in her demise. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanniswamy announcing his government’ s set up an inquiry commission to be headed by a retired High Court judge to go into the death of Jayalalithaa.