Tamil Nadu’s former chief minister O Panneerselvam and his followers began their one day fast on Wednesday demanding a judicial inquiry into the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The hunger protest is being held at all the district headquarters in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
The protest began at 9 am and would conclude at 5 pm. AIADMK Members of Parliament and legislators belonging to Panneerselvam group are also participating in the protest.
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Jayalalithaa died on December 5 last year after undergoing treatment in the Apollo Hospitals for around 75 days. Members of Panneerselvam group have raised doubts about the circumstances surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death.
As a caretaker, Panneerselvam had announced judicial inquiry into the death of Jayalalithaa. The Tamil Nadu government on March 6 made public the discharge summary of Jayalalithaa and said that she got the best medical treatment.