Dr. Mehak Jonjua The Hush Post, Delhi: The twenty second video released by a disqualified MLA Vetrivel taken inside Chennai’s Apollo Hospital showing Jayalalitha, one of India’s most flamboyant and controversial politicians, just before the RK Nagar by-election gave rise to several questions over the circumstances of her hospitalisation and death. Her family allegedly has denied commenting on the issue that she was in coma throughout her hospitalisation.
In the footage, former CM appears to be in bad health and is seen wearing a night dress, seemingly watching TV and having a glass of juice. “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” said Vetrivel.
However, the strategy of Vetrivel might be a last-minute damage control. DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi had asked for pictorial proof of Jayalalithaa when she was undergoing medical treatment at the hospital. Dinakaran, who’s not on good terms with CM K Palaniswami is fighting as an independent candidate and has given assurance that he can bring a surprise against the AIADMK’s E Madhusudhanan and the opposition DMK.
MK Stalin, DMK’s working President said that Amma’s death ‘has not only been a mysterious one but has been politicised to its lowest level after the release of this video.’ All the TV channels have been instructed not to showcase this video footage terming that such telecast was in violation to Section 126(1) (b) Representation Of Peoples Act, 1951.