Amid concerns over Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s health, expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa has written a letter to the state’s Governor expressing fears that some people might forge the ailing party chief’s signatures for political gains.
In her letter written on October 8, she requested the governor to verify any communication came from the side of the minister, who is currently undergoing medical treatment.
Sasikala, who has been expelled from AIADMK after an altercation with DMK MP Tiruchi Siva at the Delhi airport, is once again in headlines with the aforementioned revelation. She has mentioned in the letter that she “feared that some people around” Jayalalithaa “may forge her signature to nominate a deputy general secretary to AIADMK” as well as to “Run the government”.
Sasikala Pushpa and Jayalalithaa had a falling out, and the former was eventually ousted from the AIADMK earlier this year following controversy that arose when she slapped a DMK MP.
However, in a move to end rumours and speculations over her health, AIADMK has launched an innovative online campaign to assert that their leaders is fine.
The AIADMK shared a link on their official twitter pages, urging users to change their profile picture to a photo along with the caption ‘My CM is fine; No more rumours’.
The move comes after the party vehemently rejected the idea of appointing an interim CM while Jayalalithaa remains in hospital. The 68-year-old was admitted to Apollo hospital on September 22, after she complained of fever and dehydration.
On Monday, the Apollo hospital released its health bulletin, stating that Jayalalithaa is ‘being constantly monitored by intensivists & the other consultants in the expert panel’. ‘Necessary respiratory support, antibiotics, nutrition, supportive therapy & passive physiotherapy are being given,’ it added.
Apart from local specialists, a three-member medical team from Delhi’s AIIMS and a British doctor Dr Richard John Beale had examined her.