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TTV Dhinakaran says Sasikala taped Jayalalithaa during hospital stay, video to be turned over to probe committee

Rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Monday stated that his aunt VK Sasikala had video of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa when she was admitted to the hospital and that the video would be provided to the probe committee, according to ANI.

The mystery over Jayalalithaa's death has only deepened after Tamil Nadu minister C Sreenivasan sought people's forgiveness for "lying" about the condition of her health during her stay at Apollo Hospital.

Speaking at a public meeting in Madurai, around 500 kilometres from Chennai on Friday night, Sreenivasan said: "We would have told lies that she (Jayalalithaa) had idlis and people met her. The truth is that nobody saw her."

 TTV Dhinakaran says Sasikala taped Jayalalithaa during hospital stay, video to be turned over to probe committee

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Sreenivasan said he is seeking apology from the people now for "those lies".

According to him, everyone in the government and in the ruling AIADMK party "lied about the people" who met Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospital, where she was admitted on 22 September last year.

Sreenivasan said even the national leaders used to sit in Apollo Hospitals Chief Pratap Reddy's room and the AIADMK ministers would also be seated in that room.

"We all lied then so that the party's secret did not get leaked," Sreenivasan said.

He said nobody met Jayalalithaa in her hospital room.

Jayalalithaa died in the hospital on 5 December.

During the period of stay, the information from the government and the hospital about her health condition was scarce.

Most of the communication about her health condition stated that she was on the road to recovery and was doing well.

Sreenivasan alleged that it was only Sasikala — a close aide of Jayalalithaa for several years — who used to meet Jayalalithaa.

Reacting to the charge, TTV Dhinakaran said after 1 October, 2016 even Sasikala was not allowed inside Jayalalithaa's room.

He said on the instruction of doctors Sasikala would go inside Jayalalithaa's room for two minutes.

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy announced the government's decision to set up an inquiry commission to be headed by a retired high court judge to go into the death of Jayalalithaa.

Ever since Jayalalithaa's death, there have been hints of foul play over her death, with critics pointing fingers at the now jailed Sasikala.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017 13:51:14 IST

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