In a major decision that is sure to have long term impact on the Tamil Nadu politics, the state government on Monday constituted an inquiry commission headed by Justice A. Arumughaswamy, a retired judge of the Madras High Court, to investigate former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s death. Earlier on the day, sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran asserted that he was ready to submit before any probe agency, including CBI, a video shot by his aunt VK Sasikala of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, when she in the hospital last year. Dhinakaran said the video had not been released so far since Jayalalithaa was in a “nightie”. His remarks came a day after the opposition led by the DMK called for a CBI probe into the treatment and death of the former chief minister, citing a state minister’s recent remarks that AIADMK leaders “lied” about Jayalalithaa’s health during her hospitalisation. “Amma (Jayalalithaa) had lost a lot of weight… it was a video shot by my aunt (Sasikala) herself. You all know none would have seen Amma in a nightie, not any functionary. Even when late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi visited Amma following her accident in 1989, she was fully attired, she always maintained that dignity,” Dhinakaran said.
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