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Jaya death: DMK says lie detector test will bring out truth

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September 28, 2017 21:39


Amid conflicting claims by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leaders over access to former chief minister Jayalalithaa during her hospitalisation, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam working president M K Stalin today said if a lie detector test was conducted, "many truths" will come from state ministers on her demise.
Apparently taking a dig at the ministers, he said rationalist outfit Dravidar Kazhagam's chief K Veeramani has given a "beautiful idea of a lie detector test".
"Only if that method is used, many truths will come from the present ministers," he told reporters here when asked about contradictory claims of ministers over Jayalalithaa's 75-day hospitalisation and death on December 5 last year.
He said Veeramani had said truths over Jayalalithaa's death should be brought out using the lie detector test.
Forest Minister Dindigul C Sreenivasan and Commercial Taxes Minister K C Veeramani had said none had seen Jayalalithaa during her hospitalisation.
Tamil Development Minister K Pandiarajan too had said he had never seen her during her hospitalisation.
However, ministers Sellur K Raju and Nilofer Kafeel contradicted them.
While Raju said "all ministers saw her," Kafeel had said she had once seen Jayalalithaa while she was shifted from one room to another in Apollo Hospital.
Against this background, Stalin reiterated that only a CBI probe would unearth the truth and not a commission of inquiry.
Not only state ministers, but several others who had visited Apollo Hospital here during Jayalalithaa's hospitalisation should be inquired on the issue, he said.

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