Former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's video footage has been released by TTV Dhinakaran faction MLA Vetrivel. The video shows Jayalalithaa drinking juice by sitting on her bed. Late CM was admitted and treated in Apollo hospital from Sept 22nd 2016. Her death was declared by the hospital on Dec 5th 2016.
A head of RK Nagar election TTV Dhinakaran faction released video received lot of controversies. It was not the official release of Apollo and was not a CCTV footage. People and media raise several controversial questions over this video.
Following it, the case was filed against Dhinakaran faction Vetrivel for releasing this video. Election Commission stated the video release is against the rules of the election and asked media to stop telecasting the video footage. It is feared this video may affect the election.
The opposite and other political parties had severely condemned the released of Jayalalitha video a day before election. Meanwhile Chennai based NGO 'Arappor Iyakkam' had requested Election Commission to call off the RK Nagar by-election alleging cash distribution in the constituency. They also demanded the investigation over the money distribution in RK Nagar and remove the candidates involved in this activity.