DMK functionary, P. Saravanan, who unsuccessfully contested the Thiruparankundram bypoll last year has now asked the Commission of Inquiry, headed by justice A. Arumughaswamy, to summon the then Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, side-lined AIADMK leader V. K. Sasikala in connection with the evident contradictions in the Jaya death probe.
According to an article by the Deccan Chronicle, he also sought the permission to cross-examine them.
Earlier, Saravanan had disputed the Form A and Form B of AIADMK opponent A.K Bose over the thumb impression of of the then party secretary general J Jayalalithaa, who was in the hospital. The sign was allegedly done before the Returning Officer. However, Saravanan contested the impression and had also moved the Madras High Court over the issue.
He also contested that the press release issued by the hospital after her death and the treatment summary issued stood in contradiction to one another. He also wanted the court to summon Health Minister, Health Secretary and doctors from AIIMS who treated Jayalalithaa among others.
A doctor by profession, Saravanan, according to a Times of India, also took exception to the statement issued by Rao that the condition of Jayalalithaa was progressing well. This, he did after visiting the Apollo Hospitals on October 22.2016. Jayalalithaa died on Dec 5, 2016 after undergoing treatment in the hospital for over 70 days.