TTV Dhinakaran released a video of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Hospital

Vastavam web: A day ahead of the RK Nagar by-poll here, the AIADMK’s rival T T V Dhinakaran faction today released a video purportedly showing late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a hospital here.The footage of about 20 seconds, aired by TV channels, showed the AIADMK supremo in a nightdress, looking frail and sipping what appeared to be a health drink with the help of a straw.The chief electoral officer of Tamil Nadu, Rajesh Lakhoni, told reporters here that that television channels had been asked to immediately stop airing the clip.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital here on September 22 last year after she complained of fever and dehydration.The video showed her sipping the drink with a straw from a use-and-throw glass topped with a lid.Lakhoni said telecasting or displaying any election- related material 48 hours before the poll to the day of election was barred under election laws.