While the handwritten document details what food and medicine Jayalalithaa was consuming, the audio clip is of her conversing with her doctors.

Jaya file released to divert attention from Thoothukudi TTV slams Arumugasamy panel(File photo)
news Sterlite Protest Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 18:16

A day after the one man Arumugasamy commission released a handwritten document and audio file of former CM J Jayalalithaa during her hospitalisation at Chennai, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam MLA TTV Dhinakaran has slammed the move. Questioning the timing of this revelation, he says it is an effort by the government to divert attention from Thoothukudi.

While the handwritten document details what food and medicine Jayalalithaa was consuming, the audio clip is of her conversing with her doctors. These documents had been handed over to the Commission by Jayalalithaa's physician and Sasikala's nephew Dr Shivakumar and were apparently part of records that were maintained by the former CM herself. This information on her highly guarded and protected time within Apollo hospitals comes at a time when the state government is grappling with backlash over brutality exhibited by the police against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi.

"The list has been purposely released by the Arumugasamy commission. Everybody knows this has been done by the government to divert us from the Thoothukudi incident," TTV Dhinakaran told the media.

"Even I have seen the book. Since doctors were giving treatment, she was told to write down what she eats. She used to write her sugar and BP levels. She used to tell the cook what food she wants also. She even listed what medicines she took. There is no conspiracy before or after hospitalisation. She is a lion like iron lady. Can anybody do anything to her?" he asks.

In the 52 second audio clip that was released along with the document, a coughing Jayalalithaa is heard mildly berating a doctor for not being able to take her test when she called him earlier. The former CM and film star goes on to joke that the blood pressure recording equipment is making a noise that sounds very much like the whistles heard from the front rows of a cinema hall.

When she is informed that her blood pressure is high at 140 by 80, she responds saying, “It’s okay for me. Normal.”

Speaking to TNM, Raja Senthur Pandian, the counsel appearing for Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala says, “As per Sasikala madam’s affidavit, she has stated categorically that Jayalalithaa madam was in the practice of writing down what food she had at what time, and what her sugar level was. She was recording everything periodically. The purpose of such recording by her handwriting is to show the document to the doctors and specialists who are visiting her and take their advice about blood circulation and blood fluctuation that she was recording.”

Also read: 

Jayalalithaa’s handwritten notes on her diet released by probe Commission

The massacre in Thoothukudi: Intelligence failure or deliberate assault?

 

 

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