The doctor reportedly said about Jayalalithaa, “her right hand is inflamed, after the AIADMK party chief signed off election affidavits with a thumbprint instead of the signature on Friday night.”
Tamil Nadu chief minister has been in a hospital for over a month with a complaint of fever and dehydration. Doctors in a report said she is suffering from a lung infection and is on respiratory support.
A document filed by her Party’s candidate for upcoming elections carried an impression of her left hand. Her thumb impression is also seen in five other places on a letter given by her party intimating the Chief electoral officer.
Dr. P Balaji, a professor of minimal access surgery, said in a note, “ the signatory has undergone tracheostomy recently and has an inflamed right hand, she is temporarily unable to affix her signature. Hence she has affixed her left thumb impression on her own in my presence.”