The petition was filed by DMK’s losing candidate in Thirupparankundam, Dr P Saravanan.

Plea says Jaya was unconscious when she gave thumb impression in affidavit court summons doctor
news Jayalalithaa Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:51

The Madras High Court has asked Dr. Balaji of the Apollo Hospital to appear before the court on October 27 with the required documents after a petition was filed claiming that former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was unconscious when she gave thumb impressions for the party candidates for elections.

A petition was filed by DMK’s losing candidate in Thirupparankundam, Dr P Saravanan, who claimed that the former CM was not conscious when she gave thumb impression and the nomination of AK Bose was illegal.

According to AIADMK, Jayalalithaa had given her thumb impression to nominate three people from the party while she was undergoing treatment and it was Dr. Balaji who had certified that she put thumb impression in his presence, reported The Times of India.

Secretary of Election Commission, KR Wilfred appeared before the court on Friday. Justice P Velmurugan while hearing the case, asked the officer on what basis he had attested the left thumb impression. He said that it was based on a letter given by party presidium chairman E Madhusudhanan on October 26, 2016. When the court asked him whether they checked who authorised him to send the letter, he said they believed the letter to be true, reported The New Indian Express.

Jayalalithaa’s treatment at the Apollo hospital has become a topic of debate after minister Dindigul C Sreenivasan apologised for lying that they met Jayalalithaa in the hospital. He claimed that they never saw Jayalalithaa at the hospital. After this, Cooperation Minister Sellur Raju claimed that he had seen the former CM at the hospital.


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