Jayalalithaa’s Death to be Probed, Says Tamil Nadu CM

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami today announced that a one-man enquiry commission will investigate the death of the late AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa, according to media reports.

Palaniswami said an enquiry commission will be constituted under a retired judge to probe the death of Amma.

He also announced that her Poes Garden house will be converted into a memorial.

The move by the EPS camp is seen as a step to placate the rival OPS camp within the AIADMK ahead of a possible merger between the two factions. OPS has been demanding an enquiry into Jaya’s death.

Jayalalithaa died in December after months in hospital. OPS was named her replacement but was forced to quit by VK Sasikala, who was Jayalalithaa’s closest aide.

Sasikala in February decided she should become Chief Minister herself. But her plans collapsed when she was convicted by the Supreme Court for corruption and sentenced to jail for four years.

Before going to jail, she named EPS the new Chief Minister and her nephew, TTV Dhinakaran, the No 2 of the party.