Bengaluru woman's plea claiming to be Jayalalithaa's daughter dismissed by Supreme Court

  • Bengaluru woman's plea claiming to be Jayalalithaa's daughter dismissed by Supreme Court

Bengaluru woman's plea claiming to be Jayalalithaa's daughter dismissed by Supreme Court

New Delhi:A 37-year-old Bengaluru woman has petitioned the Supreme Court, claiming herself to be the daughter of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and has demanded a DNA test to prove it.

"There is a politically charged-up atmosphere in Tamil Nadu and this case should be transferred outside the state as infighting is going on in the ruling political party", she said. She has also sought direction to exhume Jayalalithaa's body, which now rests at the Marina Beach. However, the Supreme Court has said that she has a liberty to approach regarding this to High Court.

However, this is not the first time that somebody has claimed that he or she is the offspring of Jayalalithaa, who never married and her private life was a hushed up affair.

An apex court bench, headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur, is expected to decide whether or not to admit the petition.

She said that she was biological daughter of late leader was told to her by her adopted father before his death in March this year.

Arguing for her, Ms. Jaising said the petitioner, who claims to have been born in 1980, has "fond memories" of Ms. Jayalalithaa. Lalitha and Ranjani are related to Jayalalithaa, according to Amrutha.

The woman mentioned that she was brought by Jayalalithaa's elder sister Shylaja and her husband Sarathy.

Amrutha has also demanded that Jayalalithaa's body, which is buried at Chennai's Marina Beach, should be exhumed and cremated in accordance with Vaishnava Brahmin rituals, reported the English daily.