Jayalalithaa has an ‘inflamed right hand’, her left thumb impression affixed on by-poll document

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, and the hospital later said she was being treated for infection.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: November 4, 2016 8:31 pm
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, undergoing medical treatment for the past one month at a hospital in Chennai, has an “inflamed right hand” following which her left thumb impression has been affixed in the election document of her party nominee for November 19 bypoll to Thirupparankundram. In Form A and B, where she has to authorise the party candidate, AK Bose, as AIADMK’s official nominee, Jayalalithaa’s left thumb impression has been affixed for the purpose.

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“The signatory (Jayalalithaa) is presently hospitalised in Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai. Since the signatory has undergone Tracheotomy recently and has an inflamed right hand, she is temporarily unable to affix her signature,” the document said. “Hence she has affixed her left thumb impression on her own in my presence,” the document, attested by Dr P Balaji, Prof of Minimal Access Surgery, Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and signed by Dr Babu K Abraham of Apollo Hospitals as witness, said.

Jayalalithaa (68) was admitted to the Apollo hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, and the hospital later said she was being treated for infection. The ruling AIADMK had said that its supremo Jayalalithaa was “very well” and would return home soon as scores of party workers continued to hold different forms of worships for her speedy recovery.

The bypoll to Thiruparankundram is being held following the death of sitting AIADMK MLA SM Seenivel. The EC had recently announced that the Thirupparankundram by-election will be held on November 19.

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First Published on: October 29, 2016 11:05 am
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    Raj
    Oct 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm
    How unfortunate about your party affiliation. Never mind, truth will dawn.
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      arc
      Oct 29, 2016 at 10:43 am
      If not embalmed, bloating is inevitable.
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        Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
        Oct 29, 2016 at 8:26 am
        This looks pretty serious affair. A tracheostomy as such cannot cause a swelling of hands. This tracheostomy is done when there is some obstruction in the windpipe. It could be due to some serious condition also. A stroke could make it necessary to have tracheostomy or cancer of the windpipe. A stroke could immobilize some limbs. So too cancer could cause swelling of limbs. It looks like that doctors and AIADMK leaders are playing hide and seek without giving full details of her illness. It is surprising that Centre has not taken any initiative to find what is wrong with the health of the Chief Minister of a state. Doctors are making non-committal statements only.
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          Pawar RS
          Oct 29, 2016 at 6:21 am
          Jaya it is reliiably learnt will never walk on her twos as per a close confidante forget her hands in fact her memory has gone for a leap as per sources from and within the AIADMK. It's a good omen and an sticjk for the Maya,MamtasmSoniyas,Naveens and of course the rotten e Devil from Tamilnadi itself. Time still remains for the ilk of Mulayam * Nitoos.Laloo is a gone case. We know hundreds of them the Pawars, Yadavs, Singhs and don't forget many more in the billion $ bracket of the politicinas. Their time has come and slowly but surely the grind will come 'full circle; !!
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            Raja
            Oct 29, 2016 at 11:22 am
            To provide medicine through IV they insert a needle on the back of hand and leave it for quite some days to continue medication. This results in swelling of hand.
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              FatassThalavii
              Oct 29, 2016 at 9:00 am
              who said tracheostomy caused the swelling of hands? Are you the doctor who examined her?
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                SI
                Oct 29, 2016 at 6:50 am
                Please just say 'Cauvery' in her Ear and she will get up and when about to walk will fall down brain dead again , after getting the smell of 'Koovam'.
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                  Tomar
                  Oct 29, 2016 at 11:11 am
                  for the sake of people, please make somebody fit enough to perform the duties of CM. Who knows if she consciously gave her thumb impression, or if somebody is making use of her unconsciousness, like they show in movies.
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                    K Chatterjee
                    Oct 29, 2016 at 9:26 am
                    Is JJ mentally fit to take administrative decisions? Did she understand that her thumb impression was taken on the poll nomination paper of a party candidate? Some one in as serious condition as Jaya is not expected to discharge the duties of a CM; tracheotomy is performed only in cases of severe injury or cancer. PM and TN governor had visited Jaya in hospital and both kept mum on her condition. She is terminally Ill is evident but nobody seems to admit it.
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                      Jayaraman Nagarajan
                      Oct 29, 2016 at 10:36 am
                      No question to be asked on Chief Minister's health. Tamilnadu acting Governor has given enough reply on this subject. We believe the left thumb impression is attested by two Doctors
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                        Parth Garg
                        Oct 29, 2016 at 8:13 am
                        There are legal issues involved with her putting the left hand thumb impression before a doctor. It is a mystery why there is so much secrecy about the health of a dignitary who is a Consutional authority.
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                          Tantric Matri
                          Oct 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm
                          This is a clear case of fraud by AIADMK in conspiracy (common objective) with the two doctors. All need to be booked for common objective,fraud, deceit under Election Code.
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                            Tantric Matri
                            Oct 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm
                            This is called fraud under Indian Penal Code.
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                              Raveendra
                              Oct 29, 2016 at 8:26 am
                              This is apparently a case of mischief
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                                s n
                                Oct 29, 2016 at 1:38 pm
                                The Election officer needs to confirm she is conscious and able to make decision on her own. Do we want someone to take a thumb print of a person who is unconscious or worse, and consider it as the person's wish ?
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                                  Ramaswami
                                  Oct 30, 2016 at 9:47 am
                                  Does it seem like an overdose of medication on September 22 killed her, and the hospital is trying to cover-up the bungling?
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                                    Ramaswami
                                    Oct 30, 2016 at 9:55 am
                                    It seems like AIADMK and vested interests are buying time to take care of the consequences of Jayalalithaa's unexpected death and therefore settling all deals, hiding corruption money ets, maneuvering legal consequences, etc. before the official announcement of Jayalalithaa's death. Good luck to them.
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                                      Ramaswami
                                      Oct 30, 2016 at 9:58 am
                                      Jayalalithaa alive is politically and monetarily worth more than Jayalalithaa dead, therefore Jayalalithaa can never die. Long live the dead Jayalalithaa!!! RIP.
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                                        FatAssThailavi
                                        Oct 29, 2016 at 6:35 am
                                        AIADMK FOOKEDUP, when it put Jayalalithaa thumb impression instead of signature on party candidates’ nominations.lt;br/gt;This action nullifies the right to privacy of Jayalalithaa\'s medical status and records as it gives right to challenge the authenticity and voluntariness of her signature on the ground that it is made by a brain dead person.
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                                          FatAssThailavi
                                          Oct 29, 2016 at 6:38 am
                                          Dr. Richard John Beale said his services are no longer needed because Jayalalithaa is brain dead beyond recovery.
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                                            FatAssThailavi
                                            Oct 29, 2016 at 7:36 am
                                            This is the right time to get central govt issues cleared with the death of Jayalalithaa and her irritating vested interests gone for good. AIADMK is stalling announcement of death of Jayalalithaa to avoid total rout at the elections. Center should clear all thorny issues like NEET, POWER, etc etc ASAP NOW befor DMK wins the elections and repeats the stupid antagonistic atude toward the center that AIADMK has done so far.
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