Published On: Fri, Dec 9th, 2016

Gautami writes to PM Modi over Jayalalithaa’s sudden death

Chennai: Actor Gautami Tadimalla has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting “the sheer volume of unanswered questions “about the late chief minister’s hospitalisation, reported recovery and her sudden death.

In a blog post addressed to Modi, Tadimalla urged his attention towards what she calls “total blanketing of information.”

“Nobody had been allowed access to her and many dignitaries who visited her with deep concern were denied an opportunity to convey their wishes in person,” She pointed out in the blog. Gautami’s questions assume significance as they echo with the thoughts of many political observers in the State.

She went on to question: “Why this secrecy and isolation of a beloved public leader and the head of the Tamil Nadu government? What/whose authority restricted access to the late chief minister? Who were the concerned persons who were making the decisions about Selvi Dr. J Jayalalithaa ji’s treatment and care when her health was apparently in such a delicate state? And who is responsible for these answers to the people?”

Tadimalla positioned her argument on the grounds that citizens have the right to be informed of their democratically elected leaders. She weighed in the fact that a tragedy of enormous proportions should not die away without questions being answered fully. In the letter, she qualified Modi as a leader “unafraid to stand up for the rights of the common man,” and expressed confidence that Modi will heed her call.