AIADMK Leaders Not To Talk About Jayalalithaa's Death After Diktat

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| October 2 , 2017 , 14:21 IST

As controversy over the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa continues within the already disintegrated AIADMK, the party has reportedly imposed a diktat on its members not to talk about the late leader's time in the hospital.

According to reports, the party has barred its members from talking about the death of their leader on December 5, who was admitted to Chennai's Apollo Hospital for over 2 months before that.

Media outlets are reporting that all the AIADMK leaders are avoiding talking about the late Chief Minister's death citing inquiry report and declining to comment on the topic.

The party's decision comes days after the Forest Minister C Sreenivasan had said that the party members had lied about the health condition of the Former Chief Minister. He revealed that the leaders lied to the media that people met her while the truth was that nobody saw her.

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"We would have told lies that she had idlis and people met her," he had said adding that people who went to see her would just wait in the Hospitals chief Pratap Reddy's office along with other party members.

He had said, "We all lied then so that the party's secret does not get leaked."

He had also revealed that only her close aide VK Sasikala, who is now jailed in a corruption case was the only one who saw the Chief Minister in the hospital.

Sreenivasan's statement had created a ripple in the Tamil Nadu politics, with the revelation gaining national interest.

Responding to the accusations, party general secretary TTV Dinakaran said that even Sasikala wasn't allowed to see her after October 1.

Earlier, during the AIADMK merger, faction leader and Chief Minister E Palaniswami had agreed to the now Deputy CM O Panneerselvam's demand to order an investigation into the death of Jayalalitha.

The state government has already set up an inquiry commission in the matter, led by retired Madras High Court judge Justice A Arumugaswamy.