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Jayalalithaa's hospital video 'politicised to lowest level', says DMK leader Stalin

The video was released just a day ahead of RK Nagar Assembly bypolls. It shows a frail Jayalalithaa on a bed with an I-V drip attached to her right hand.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, Chennai [ Updated: December 20, 2017 18:03 IST ]
DMK leader Stalin

Expressing anger over the released of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s video in which she is seen on a hospital bed during her treatment at Apollo, DMK working president M K Stalin today said that the video was "politicised to its lowest level".

"The death of Jayalalithaa was mysterious and after the release of this video, it had been politicised to its lowest level. This video will not have any impact on the R K Nagar Bypoll," Stalin told media persons.

The video was released just a day ahead of RK Nagar Assembly bypolls. It shows a frail Jayalalithaa on a bed with an I-V drip attached to her right hand.

The Election Commission, meanwhile, has asked TV channels not to air the video released by the TTV Dinakaran faction.

"This telecast is in violation to Section 126 (1)(B) of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951, which prohibits display of the any 'election matter', inter-alia, on TV during the period of 48 hours fixed for conclusion of poll," the EC notice read.

The RK Nagar by-polls, necessitated after Jayalalithaa's death, was earlier scheduled on April 12, but was cancelled following allegations that sums of money were distributed in a vote-for-cash scam. The counting of votes will be held on December 24.

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