Days after the death of Jayalalithaa, the people of Tamil Nadu are yet to grapple with the hard hitting reality that their beloved "Amma is no more."
Days after the death of Jayalalithaa, the people of Tamil Nadu are yet to grapple with the hard hitting reality that their beloved “Amma is no more.” Even as the emotions around Jayalalithaa’s demise is running high and stories about what made her ”people’s Amma” continue to do the rounds on social media, actress Gautami has come out with an open letter on her blog which is addressed to none other than Prime Minister Modi.
As we all know, Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo hospital on September 22 with ‘low-grade fever’ but very little is known about what made her condition deteriorate thereafter. Medical bulletins did little to help reveal information and even said that she was recovering and responding to treatment. However, on December 4, the nation was plunged into shock and grief when the hospital stated that Jayalalithaa had suffered a cardiac arrest.
Actress Gautami, who is the ex-wife of Kamal Haasan, has raised serious questions about Jayalalithaa’s death.
In her blog post addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gautami has raised the very questions that people across India are asking among themselves These are the 5 questions Gautami has asked
1. Why this secrecy and isolation of a beloved public leader and head of the TN government?
2. What/whose authority restricted access to the late TN Chief Minister?
3. Who were the persons making the decisions about Jayalalithaa’s treatments when her health was in this delicate state?
4. Who is responsible for answering these questions to the people?
5. If this is the case with a public figure of this magnitude, what chance does a common citizen have when fighting for his personal rights?
Towards the end of the blog post, Gautami reveals why the letter is addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In her words, “You have proven yourself in many ways to be a leader who is unafraid to stand up for the rights of the common man and I am confident that you will heed the call of your fellow countrymen.”