Cheni, March 8: Tamil du’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 du, Puducherry and Karaikal. The protest began at 9 a.m. and would conclude at 5 p.m.
AIADMK Members of Parliament and legislators belonging to Panneerselvam group are also participating in the protest.
Jayalalithaa died on December 5 last year after being in the Apollo Hospitals here 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 du government on March 6 made public the discharge summary of Jayalalithaa and said that she got the best medical treatment. (IANS)