A day before the high stakes RK Nagar bypoll, a TTV Dhinakaran supporter has released a video of late CM Jayalalithaa in Apollo hospital.
TTV supporter Vetrivel released the video showing Jayalalithaa having fruit juice during her hospitalisation in Apollo hospital.
The date of the video has not been disclosed, but according to Vetrivel the video was shot on a mobile phone by Jayalalithaa's confidante Sasikala after she was shifted out of the ICU.
The Tamil Nadu Election Commission has issued a notice to all the media houses over the release of the footage. The Chief Electoral Officer sources said the release of this video was against the model code of conduct and that action could be taken against those released it.
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The former CM's death has been surrounded with controversies with several conspiracy theories panning out. Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo hospital on September 22, 2016 for fever and dehydration and was under treatment for 75 days. But there was no visual proof of her treatment in the hospital except for hospital health bulletins and statements from some ministers claiming to have seen her and that she was recovering.
Months after Jayalalithaa passed away, one by one, many puzzles surrounding her death started tumbling out when AIADMK ministers supposedly found the courage to speak up against her closest (and maybe, only) confidante VK Sasikala, who is now languishing in a Bengaluru jail.
Many senior party leaders have in fact recently admitted that they had lied about Jayaalithaa’s health during the time she had been admitted at Apollo Hospital from September 22, 2016 until her death on December 5.
On August 17 this year, Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami announced an inquiry into Jayalalithaa’s death. Madras High Court judge A Arumugasamy is heading the investigation committee, which has been asked to submit a report by the end of this month.
A few days ago, Apollo Hospitals founder Chairman Prathap C Reddy said Jayalalithaa's health was critical when brought to the hospitals and that details were suppressed to control peoples' emotion.