Tamil Nadu: A delegation of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) leaders belonging to the O Panneerselvam camp on Tuesday has sought a probe into the death of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. As many as 12 MPs, led by Rajya Sabha member V Maithreyan, submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukhrejee seeking an investigation by the CBI or a judicial inquiry into her death.
While speaking to the media, Maithreyan asked for the reason as such why Jayalalithaa was hospitalized on September 22 for fever, when her Poes Garden residence had a mini hospital and ICU set-up. He also asked that why she was hospitalized for about 75 days for just suffering from minor fever. Further, he asked why the hospital authorities did not allow any individual to meet her during her stay at the hospital.
Maithreyan said the issue would be taken up in the next Parliament session.
Jayalalithaa died following a cardiac arrest on December 5 after being treated for 75 days at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Panneerselvam, who was appointed the caretaker chief minister, resigned from the position after the party decided to make AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala as the chief minister.
Panneerselvam soon had revolted and said he had been forced to resign. Later Sasikala was convicted in a disproportionate assets case and hence could not take over as the chief minister. However, her candidate, Palaniswami, won 122-11 during a floor test held on February 18.