Ever since the AIADMK minister Dindigul C Srinivasan said that everyone lied about Jayalalithaa’s health, it has opened a Pandora’s box in relation to the death of Jayalalithaa. It may be recalled that she had died under mysterious circumstances even though everyone claimed that she had died of illness. The media was never allowed to interview or take photographs of Jayalalithaa and only people close to her were allowed to visit the hospital where she was getting treatment. After the minister’s admission, many people and political leaders have started voicing their support for a CBI inquiry in the matter. Joining the demand for a CBI inquiry today was DMK working president MK Stalin, who requested the central government to carry out a CBI inquiry.
Stalin said that he is making the request to the central government in his position as a leader of opposition. He said that it is center’s responsibility to ascertain the truth behind Jayalalithaa’s death. He pointed out that when Jayalalithaa was ill, Union Health Minister JP Nadda had visited her in Chennai. He said that a specialized team from AIIMS in Delhi had also visited the ailing AIADMK leader. “Since the central government had assisted in the treatment of Jayalalithaa, it has a responsibility to unravel the mystery surrounding her death… Therefore, using its authority, it should immediately order a CBI probe into the matter,” Stalin said. Stalin also questioned the authenticity of various political decisions that were taken when Jayalalithaa was ill.