"We are answerable only to the people, not to the opposition," said AIADMK Spokesperson Panruti Ramachandran.

Jayalalithaa is fine no need to release her picture says AIADMKFile Photo; PTI
news Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 14:47

Rejecting the demand raised by DMK chief M Karunanidhi that a picture of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa should be released, the AIADMK on Saturday said that she was recovering.

AIADMK Spokesperson Panruti Ramachandran told reporters Jayalalithaa is recovering well and they were hopeful that she would be discharged shortly. 

"It is not necessary to release picture of Jayalalithaa. We are answerable only to the people, not to the opposition," he told reporters outside the Apollo hospital in Chennai.

When asked about the various rumours doing the rounds that had spread considerable panic amongst people, Panruti said, "Why should we bother about rumours?"

He added that Dr Richard John Beale who was flown from London had started her treatment and they were satisfied. 

Earlier media reports said that Dr Beale had advised a few more tests soon after he arrived in Chennai.

Panruti added that it was normal for anyone to fall sick. "Anyone can fall sick. Even Hillary fell sick. Only doctors can give correct position," he said dismissing rumours.

Jayalalithaa was admitted on September 22 to the Apollo hospital in Chennai. The health bulletin released by the hospital after midnight said that the CM was suffering from fever and dehydration.

Till Saturday evening, there have been only three medical bulletins issued by the doctors.

 

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