Election Commission bans telecast of Jayalalithaa’s viral video clip, released by TTV Dhinakaran camp

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New Delhi | Updated: December 20, 2017 1:34:57 PM

RK Nagar Bypoll: A day before RK Nagar byelection, the TTV Dhinakaran camp of AIADMK (Sasikala) faction in Tamil Nadu has reportedly released an alleged video of Late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's last days in a hospital

jayalalithaa, jayalalithaa death, jayalalithaa video, jayalalithaa death video, jayalalithaa death mystery, ttv dhinakaran, rk nagar bypollLate Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa.(Image: IE)

RK Nagar Bypoll: A day before RK Nagar byelection, the TTV Dhinakaran camp of AIADMK (Sasikala) faction in Tamil Nadu has reportedly released an alleged video of late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s last days in a hospital before she died. The authenticity of the video was, however, doubtful. The date of the video was revealed. The video of the late CM was aired by several English as well Tamil News Channels and also it went viral on social media. In the video, the late CM was seen sipping some liquid while undergoing treatment in the hospital. The video was reportedly released by a supporter of TTV Dhinakaran.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission has banned the telecast of the video released by the Dhinakaran camp. “You are requested to stop any further telecast of this video that may directly/indirectly have any impact in the forthcoming elections or any discussion relating thereto adhering to MCC (Model Code of Conduct)” Election Commission said in a notice to TV Channels and Newspapers on video of Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospital.

The Apollo hospital, where Jayalalithaa was admitted, had denied that it was an official video of the late CM. The hospital, however, said the video could have made by one of Jayalalithaa’s kin. The video released just a day before the RK Nagar Bypoll may polarise voters in favour of Dhinakaran camp.

Ever since the death of the late CM, several conspiracy theories about the late CM’s death have been floated. It has also been claimed by some that she could have been murdered while undergoing treatment. Jayalalithaa’s death in December 2016 had triggered political uncertainty in the state. She was widely popular in the state and hailed by supporters as Amma.

Earlier, doctors treating her had said the condition of late CM had initially improved after she was admitted to the hospital but later her condition dramatically deteriorated. A British doctor, Dr Richard Beale, the consultant intensivist from London Bridge Hospital, had dispelled rumors behind her death, saying the late CM was critically ill and “acute sepsis” led to her death.

On Tuesday, DMK leader MK Stalin had vowed to unravel the mystery behind Jayalalithaa’s death.

*This article has been updated. The video of Jayalalithaa was removed from this article following Election Commission direction.

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