No one was allowed to see Jayalalithaa in hospital: TN Minister

Senior Tamil Nadu minister and AIADMK leader Dindigul Srinivasan has claimed that afraid of Sasikala, party leaders lied about Jayalalithaa’s health last year so that people believe that she was improving.

No one was allowed to meet the late chief minister. Whoever came, would be briefed by Sasikala’s relatives that she was “all right”, he said.

The minister sought the pardon of AIADMK cadres and the public for lying about Jayalalithaa’s health.

Reacting to the minister’s comments, sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V Dhinakaran told reporters at Kodagu in Karnataka that they have footage of Jayalalithaa getting treatment in hospital and would hand it over at “an appropriate time”.

Addressing a public meeting at Madurai on Friday, Srinivasan said he was now coming out with the truth pushed by the situation. The fact was none including himself was allowed to see Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on September 22, 2016, claimed Srinivasan, who had also made such statements to the media last year.

After prolonged treatment for infection and other complications, Jayalalithaa had died of a heart attack on December 5 last.


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