Even as the two AIADMK factions attempt to bury the hatchet and find middle-ground for a merger, an explosive Facebook post by Jeyanandh Dhivakaran, son of Sasikala’s brother Dhivakaran has resurfaced. The post, dated, April 7, seems to be a reaction to former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam’s camp using a dummy of J Jayalalithaa's body for their poll campaign in the RK Nagar bye-elections.
In the post targeting O Panneerselvam who leads the rival AIADMK faction, Jeyanandh has said that Sasikala did not disclose visuals of 'Amma' in a green hospital gown despite people accusing her of murdering Jayalalithaa.
He compared this to the OPS faction's election campaign, where a dummy of Jayalalithaa's body was 'used to garner votes'.
AIADMK General secretary VK Sasikala's nephew had threatened to release pictures of the late Chief Minister's last few days in Apollo hospital, in order to silence opposition leaders who are accusing his aunt of murder.
"Even after been termed a murderer, Amma's picture was not revealed by Sasikala as her enemies should not see her clad in a green gown. Chinnamma took this decision. We kept her as a mighty lion until her death and bid adieu. But OPS, just to garner votes, placed her in a coffin and paraded her," Jeyanandh wrote.
He further asked what the OPS camp, which is demanding a CBI probe into J Jayalalithaa's death would do if videos of the 'truth' surfaced one day. "Truth is strong and what if the videos of Amma's and Chinnamma's conversations surface one day? What should we do to PH Pandian and Manoj K Pandian?" he asked.
Veteran AIADMK leader PH Pandian and his son a former MP Manoj Pandian had led the charge against Sasikala in February raising several questions over Jayalalithaa’s hospitalisation and subsequent death.
Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5 after a prolonged hospitalisation at Chennai's Apollo Hospital. During her 75-day hospitalisation, several opposition leaders had demanded that pictures of Jayalalithaa be released. However, AIADMK leaders had turned down the request stating that it was a breach of her privacy.