Jayalalithaa announces financial aid to kin of rally dead

Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa condoled the death of two people who had attended her rally on Monday and said solatium will be offered to their families.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Jayalalithaa said S.Karunakaran who attended the rally at Virudhachalam in Cuddalore district, around 230 km from here, became unwell suddenly and died while being taken to the hospital.

She said M.Radhakrishnan, while on his way back home after the rally, became unwell and died while being taken to the hospital.

“Since the model code of conduct is in vogue now, the party will provide financial assistance to the family of the dead after the elections,” Jayalalithaa said.

In a statement issued here DMK president M.Karunanidhi condemned the ruling AIADMK as well as police for their inaction.

Expressing condolence on the death of the two, Karunanidhi said the people were brought to the rally venue in the morning and were forced to stay put under the hot sun for several hours.

He said police did not allow the people waiting under the sun to leave the venue.

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