Right Hand Inflamed, Jayalalithaa Signs-Off Poll Papers With Thumb Print

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October 29, 2016

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's right hand is inflamed, her doctors have said, as the AIADMK party chief signed-off election affidavits with a thumb print and not a signature, documents showed on Friday night.

October 29, 2016

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's right hand is inflamed, her doctors have said, as the AIADMK party chief signed-off election affidavits with a thumb print and not a signature, documents showed on Friday night.

The 68-year-old leader has been in hospital for over a month since being admitted on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration. In subsequent health updates however doctors have said she is suffering from a lung infection and is on respiratory support.

A document filed by her party's Tiruparangundram candidate A K Bose on Friday for the upcoming by-elections in the Tiruparangundram assembly constituency on the 19th of November carried an impression of her left hand.

Her thumb impression is also seen in five places on a letter given by her party intimating the Chief Electoral Officer, their official candidate.

The thumb impressions have been authenticated by Dr. P Balaji, Professor of Minimal Access Surgery, Madras Medical College.

A note by him added, "The signatory has undergone tracheotomy recently and has an inflamed right hand she is temporarily unable to affix her signature. Hence she has affixed her left thumb impression on her own in my presence."

The last health update issued by her doctors last week said, "She is interacting and gradually progressing."

Jayalalithaa was acquitted in the disproportionate assets` case by the Karnataka High Court on May 11, 2015. We take you back to September 27, 2014, when she arrived to attend a special court in Bangalore where she was convicted in the same case on September 27, 2014, and the reactions to the verdict in Tamil Nadu.

A specialist from London and three doctors from AIIMS are treating Ms. Jayalalithaa besides a team of doctors from Apollo Hospitals.

Although several leaders including Governor Vidyasagar Rao, BJP President Amit Shah, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Tamil Nadu opposition leader M K Stalin visited the hospital, none have been able to meet her.

Earlier this month, governor shifted the portfolios she held including Home and Police among others to her Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and authorized him to chair cabinet meetings.

Twice in the past he was her chosen loyalist to be a stand-in Chief Minister when she had step down following her conviction.


Courtesy: NDTV

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