Ailing Jayalalitha puts thumb impression on poll affidavit

Chennai: The document of election affidavit of the party nominee, filed by an AIADMK candidate for a by-poll for Thirupparankundram constituency, showed Jayalalithaaa��s thumb impression in place of signature. Thumb impression was also used in the designated place of signature in the document submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer on AIADMKa��s official candidate for the by-election.

In a communication, a professor from Madras Medical College has authenticated her signature stating that she is unable to put signature because ofA� inflammation on the right hand after undergoing tracheotomy surgery.

Recently, expelled party MP Sasikala has expressed fears over misuse of thumb impression without the chief ministera��s knowledge and urged the authorities concerned to check Jayalalithaaa��s thumb impression for its authenticity.

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