Messages questioning Jayalalithaa’s death doing rounds on social media
Jayalalithaa was declared dead at Apollo hospital in Chennai after a cardiac arrest
Within 48 hours of the death of J. Jayalalithaa, many conspiracy theories have been doing the rounds making wild allegations that revisit some of the many unanswered questions.
One of the messages doing the rounds on WhatsApp questioned several information provided over her health condition.
“Everyday news about treatment for different diseases was coming out. Even after 3 months no one was allowed to visit her. Whose order was that? Who was responsible for handling party and government all these 3 months?” it asked.
According to Apollo Hospitals, Jayalaithaa died after suffering cardiac arrest late night Monday (December 5), she had been admitted to the hospital on September 22 and had been hospitalised for some 75 days.
There were also doubts raised over the handling of the Jayalalithaa’s case by Apollo Hospitals. “You told that she is getting better and had started consuming normal food and she could return home in two days, right? No photo of her was released till end, why?” the message asked.
It also questioned the quick handover of power in Tamil Nadu accusing that a meeting of AIADMK MLAs was called before her death and the lawmakers agreed on the next Chief Minister.
Immediately after the death of Jayalalithaa, senior AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam was elected the leader of the party and sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Ever since she was hospitalised, Panneerselvam was given additional charge of Jayalalithaa's eight departments.
"Thanthi TV had aired the news and removed immediately, why? How did they met the Governor and proceeded with swearing-in ceremony within half an hour of her death?," the message continued.
The mortal remains of Jayalalithaa, one of the greatest political figures in Tamil Nadu history, was laid to rest at the MGR Memorial, the grave of her political mentor MG Ramachandran, along Marina beach amidst emotional slogans of Amma Vazhga from tens and thousands of her supporters.