Gautami questions secrecy around Jayalalithaa’s death, requests PM Modi to institute probe

Why this secrecy and isolation of a beloved public leader and the head of the Tamil Nadu government? She had been admitted to Apollo Hospital since September 22 after complaining of fever and dehydration. Addressing PM Modi, she wrote, “Nobody had been allowed access to her and many dignitaries who visited her with deep concern were denied an opportunity to convey their wishes in person. To be concerned for the wellness and comfort of a beloved leader of the masses. By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |

Updated: December 9, 2016 10:48 am

Gautami questions secrecy around Jayalalithaa’s death
Actor Gautami has raised questions about the complete secrecy maintained during the 75-day stay of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the hospital and has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to institute an inquiry. J Jayalalithaa ji’s treatment and care when her health was apparently in such a delicate state? To be aware of their state of health and ability to perform their duties for the larger good of the people. What/whose authority restricted access to the late Chief Minister? According to those, the former CM was recovering until she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday and died a day later. Jayalalithaa passed away on Monday after failing to recover from a cardiac arrest she suffered a day earlier. And who is responsible for these answers to the people?”
The only means of getting updates of Jayalalithaa’s health during this 75-day period were the hospital updates. Who were the concerned persons who were making the decisions about Selvi Dr. Read: Kamal Haasan’s condolence message for Jayalalithaa upsets supporters
Saying she is bringing the concerns of people in Tamil Nadu to the PM, Gautami wrote, “I ask these questions now because it is a primary concern and right of every citizen of India to be aware of and informed about their democratically elected leaders. And the fact that a tragedy of such tremendous scale should not go unquestioned and definitely, not unanswered, under any circumstances.” Taking to her blog, Gautami questioned why information regarding Jayalalithaa’s health was completely blanketed.