War of words over Jaya's death between AIADMK groups

War of words over Jaya’s death between AIADMK groups

The rebel  AIADMK camp led by O Panneerselvam has raised a fresh set of doubts over the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and posed a series of questions on the issue, while alleging that she was pushed at her residence prior to her admission to the Apollo Hospital on September 22 last year.

Former Assembly speaker P H Pandian, who was one of the AIADMK leaders to oppose party General Secretary V K Sasikala’s swearing-in as the Chief Minister, also alleged that more than 25 closed-circuit television cameras were removed from the Apollo Hospitals after Jayalalithaa’s hospitalisation.

He demanded that the hospital authorities explain why was this done.

“Apollo hospital had stated clearly in its discharge summary that Jayalalithaa had suffered a fall pushed by someone at home before being rushed to the hospital”, said Pandian.

Pandian also wondered why a physiotherapist from a Singapore hospital was flown in to treat Jayalalithaa when the Apollo Hospitals has several such specialists.

Refuting all these allegations, AIADMK Treasurer and Tamil Nadu Forests Minister Dindigul Srinivasan strongly condemning them and termed them as baseless and far from truth.

They were aimed at ”sowing the seeds of poison in the minds of the people”, he added.

Srinivasan, in a statement, said the discharge summary had been submitted by the Apollo Hospitals in a case pending in the Madras high court.