Jayalalithaa Death Anniversary: AIADMK leaders pay tribute to former Tamil Nadu CM

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 December 2018, 01:18 PM
Jayalalithaa had died of cardiac arrest on December 5, 2016, after 75 days of suspicious hospitalisation.
Jayalalithaa had died of cardiac arrest on December 5, 2016, after 75 days of suspicious hospitalisation.

AIADMK leaders and party workers on Wednesday paid tributes to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on her second death anniversary. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam led the party workers in paying tributes to the late chief minister. Donning black shirts, both Panneerselvam and Palaniswami along with AIADMK coordinator and joint coordinator led a silent march from Chennai's Anna Salai to Marina beach – the final resting place of the former AIADMK supremo.

The peace march was joined by senior cabinet ministers, AIADMK MPs, MLAs along with hundreds of party supporters. Jayalalithaa had died of cardiac arrest on December 5, 2016, after 75 days of suspicious hospitalisation.

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Mysteries surrounding Jayalalithaa's death still remain unsolved

It's been two years since Jayalalithaa left the world, but some of the mysteries surrounding her death are still unsolved. The late Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on complaints ‘fever and dehydration’. After days of treatment, the hospital said that the health of the AIADMK leader has improved and she will soon be discharged.

However, her condition deteriorated dramatically, and she suffered a massive cardiac arrest in presence of a medical professional. The doctors gave her ECMO and waited for 24 hours as per the standard practice, according to Dr Richard Beale, the consultant intensivist from the London Bridge Hospital, who visited Jayalalithaa thrice during her treatment.

What still baffles to may is that how Jayalalithaa’s ‘fever and dehydration’ escalated to her death even as she was admitted to a top-notch hospital and was under observation of medical experts from both India and abroad. Several reports claimed that she was collapsed after being pushed at her Poes Garden residence in Chennai, leading to her hospitalisation.

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Addressing a public rally Madurai, Tamil Nadu Forest Minister Dindigul Sreenivaasan had apologised to people for selling ‘lies’ told by Sasikala about Jayalalithaa’s health. He said that people were told that “Amma (as she was fondly called) ate idlis and chutney, watched TV and chatted”. However, no photos or videos of Jayalalithaa came out in public and her illness was kept as a top secret. Except Sasikala, no one was allowed to meet her during her hospitalisation.

First Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 01:18 PM
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