O Panneerselvam recommends inquiry into Jayalalithaa’s death

He also said that he never betrayed the AIADMK and would resign if the party members wanted him to.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2017 6:33 pm
tamil nadu, o panneerselvam, panneerselvam, sasikala natarajan, AIADMK crisis, vidyasagar rao, tamil nadu governor, DMK, MK Stalin, india news O Panneerselvam addressing media after end of a meditation in front of late J Jayalalithaa’s burial site at the Marina Beach in Chennai on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Hours after revolting against AIADMK general secretary Sasikala, caretaker Chief  Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam said he will prove his majority in the Assembly. Speaking to the media in Chennai on Wednesday, he said he has ordered an inquiry into the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

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“Health queries regarding Amma were raised in recent past. It is the duty of the state government to inquire. Had recommended an inquiry commission,” O Panneerselvam said.

He also spoke about the alleged support offered by the  Centre.

“I will prove my strength in the Assembly. Whoever extends support to Tamil people, we will accept it,” the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said.

He also said that he never betrayed the AIADMK and would resign if the party members wanted him to.

“There has been no instance where I have betrayed the party while in power or in opposition. If party cadres want me to resign, I will,” Panneerselvam said.

“Always followed Amma’s (Jayalalithaa) path, she wanted me to be CM,” he added.

(With inputs from ANI)

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  1. Haradhan Mandal
    Feb 8, 2017 at 5:35 am
    CM was not allowed to enter the Hospital. ?!?! But was the Governor allowed? Was any Union Minister allowed to enter and see her? If anybody else could see her, who are they? He (last CM) should tell the names who prevented her (and how) and why he did not do anything as the CM or try to seek any help from Union Govt? lt;br/gt;I am not sure if any Inquiry by CBI or any other agency is trustworthy and useful in this country. But it is a grave issue not just for TN but entire country.
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    1. Haradhan Mandal
      Feb 8, 2017 at 5:36 am
      He (last CM) should tell the names who prevented her (and how) - prevented him (and how).
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        Hindustan Hamara
        Feb 8, 2017 at 4:03 am
        Tamil Nadu ko bhi encounter kar diya saheb and babu ne. Naidu ji kiya baat hai!
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          Hindustan Hamara
          Feb 8, 2017 at 4:02 am
          Tamil Nadu bhi encounter kar dia Saheb and Babu ne. Naidu Babu kiya baat hai!
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            IML sood
            Feb 8, 2017 at 3:27 pm
            Sasikala gang was spreading rumours that Centre is delaying taking over power by her by delaying arrival of Governor to TN as ploy was to grab power as soon as possible.
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