Dhinakaran demands CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death. (File Photo)
Rival faction AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran ppressed for a CBI probe into the death of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday.
Dhinakaran when asked if the party faction led by him was ready to cooperate with the government-constituted Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry to probe the death of Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016 said, “I want a CBI probe.”
Tamil Nadu government on September 25 had constituted an inquiry commission headed by Justice A Arumughaswamy to look into the circumstances leading up to the death of the former chief minister and AIADMK supremo.
Dhinakaran has accused the state government of trying to use "the doubts over Amma's death" to "divert" the attention of the public from its misgovernance.
He said, “To divert the people’s attention from the misgovernance, doubts are being raised over Amma’s death.”
Dhinakaran and Palaniswami are engaged in a tussle for power with the latter accusing the chief minister of ‘betryaing’ Sasikala, who nominated him to the top party post in February.
He also lashed out at the government on the spread of dengue, saying "their words and action show they are only bothered about the government. We can't expect any action from them".
(With PTI inputs)