Chennai: Senior AIADMK leader and minister Dindigul C Srinivasan has alleged that former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was kicked to death by her close aide VK Sasikala. 

Dindigul C Srinivasan said to media that Sasikala and her family members had given Jayalalithaa slow poison. Srinivasan made these allegations at a party function at Nilakkottai in Dindigul district on Saturday. This statement became viral when a video of his speech at the event went viral. 

The minister pointed out that both Sasikala and her nephew, TTV Dhinakaran are responsible for Jaya's death.

Jayalalithaa had diabetes, but Sasikala was unconcerned, Srinivasan alleged. “Just like feeding slow poison, they fed food items, which were not conducive to Jayalalithaa’s health, which eventually led to the death of our leader,” he claimed in the speech.

Srinivasan also said that when Jayalalithaa was alive, Sasikala assisted Jayalalithaa in her daily routine. Misusing that closeness, Dhinakaran used to threaten AIADMK workers, he alleged. 

While deputy assembly speaker Pollachi V Jayaraman was speaking to party workers at Tuticorin on the same day, he made an indirect charge at Sasikala saying that “someone” had denied to let Jayalalithaa to be taken abroad for treatment.

“We were ready to shift our leader to foreign countries to provide the best treatment. If Jayalalithaa was treated abroad, she could have been saved. The Arumugasamy commission enquiring into Jayalalithaa’s death will reveal, who had prevented from taking ‘Amma’. 

The state government has already set up the judicial commission, headed by retired Madras high court judge Justice A Arumugasamy, to investigate the incident surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death. 

However, Raja Sendoor Pandian, counsel for Sasikala, said that these statements were not relevant.  Sasikala is currently serving a four-year jail term with respect to the disproportionate assets case.