Minister blames Dhinakaran, family for Jayalalithaa’s death

At a time when Justice Arumughasamy Commission is probing the death of the late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, state Forest Minister Dindigul Sreenivasan dropped another bombshell in her death as he claimed that Jayalalithaa was killed by Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran and his family.
Dindigul Sreenivasan, Forest Minister
Dindigul Sreenivasan, Forest Minister


“The family (of TTV Dhinakaran) knew well that the sugar level of Jayalalithaa crossed 400 mark, yet they were giving her sweets. It acted as slow poison and killed her,” said Sreenivasan, at a public meeting held at Nilakottai in Dindigul district.

Dindigul Sreenivasan is known for his controversial statements in the past as he was the one to overturn the initial stand of AIADMK that Jayalalithaa did not eat idly, when she was admitted in the hospital. His speech created ripples across the state as he sought apology for lying in the past.

He had also mentioned former Prime Ministers, Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh as the current Prime Minister instead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier at two different public meetings.

However, in the recent controversial speech Dindigul Sreenivasan blamed Dhinakaran and his family for the death of Jayalalithaa. This speech too had created a new controversy as the death of Jayalalithaa is probed by a Judicial commission and it is sub-judice to express an opinion on the death of Jayalalithaa.

In the speech, Sreenivasan said, “If Jayalalithaa was shifted to a foreign country for treatment immediately after falling ill she could have been saved but Dhinakaran and family did not take her to any foreign country for treatment, which resulted in her death.”

Sreenivasan also criticised Dhinakaran for acting as if he is legal heir of Jayalalithaa.

“After doing all the criminal work, Dhinakaran is donning the role of an innocent. But in reality he and his family had looted all the wealth of Jayalalithaa,” charged Sreenivasan.

He further said that even Jayalalithaa did not care much about her health and believed in the words of Dhinakaran and family.

In the meantime, Thambidurai, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker, said that they tried their best to save Jayalalithaa but they were stopped by a gang. Arumughasamy Commission will probe who prevented them from giving treatment to Jayalalithaa and refused to comment further on the issue, while addressing the media at Pudukottai.

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