SC rejects woman's plea claiming to be Jayalalithaa's biological daughter

Bengaluru woman says she is Jayalalithaa’s daughter wants DNA test

Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain the petition filed by a Bengaluru woman- who claimed to be former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's daughter, according to sources. The Supreme Court has said she needs to approach the Karnataka High Court and that it will not intervene at this stage.

In her petition filed on November 22, Amrutha claims that she was adopted and raised by Jayalalithaa's elder sister Shylaja and her husband Sarathy.

"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. Hence it is said that she is seeking help from the court to provide her with justice. She claimed Sarathy told her that she was Jayalalithaa's daughter in March, just before his death.

Amrutha claimed that though she tried to meet Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospital, she was not allowed to meet her but was not allowed to meet her on the instruction by Sasikala.

Amrutha claims she was born on August 14, 1980, at Jayalalithaa's residence in Mylapur but the birth was kept secret to avoid social stigma and "uphold the dignity of the family as they belonged to a very religious, orthodox and cultured Brahmin family".

The petitioner's two aunts, LS Lalitha and Ranjani Ravindranath, who are Jayalalithaa's cousins are co-petitioners in Amrutha's claim. They have alleged that former Jayalalithaa close aide VK Sasikala has thwarted Amrutha's bid to prove her relationship with the former CM.

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