Former chief minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam and his supporters will sit on a day-long protest across the state on Wednesday. While sit-in protests have been planned across the state, supporters of Panneerselvam will go on a day-long hunger strike demanding a probe into J Jayalalithaa's death. A delegation from the camp had met Chennai commissioner of police to seek permission for the same on Monday.
After being denied permission twice, the Tamil Nadu police finally allowed the Panneerselvam's camp to hold the hunger strike. Party presidium Chairman E Madhusudhanan had on February 28 announced the statewide agitation and asked supporters to hold protests across districts in Tamil Nadu. The Panneerselvam camp claimed that the government was attempting to hush up the concern around Jayalalithaa's death and a probe was required to out the truth.
It may be noted that the Tamil Nadu government on Monday released a statement while making the medical reports from Apollo hospital public to neuter Panneerselvam's claims. While Panneerselvam has been reiterating to the media that he was kept in the dark about Jayalalithaa's medical condition while she was under treatment, the statement of the Tamil Nadu government pressed that he was in the loop about every medical procedure that she underwent.
The Tamil Nadu government took great precaution to release the medical reports even before Wednesday's protests kicked off to ensure that they have an edge over Panneerselvam's camp. But Panneerselvam's camp continued to demand for a fair and unbiased probe.