"We hope that she gets well soon," said the DMK Treasurer

Stalin sets aside political rivalry visits Apollo Hospital to enquire about Jayas health
news politics Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 19:49

In a break from bitter rivalry that dominates Tamil Nadu’s politics, Leader of Opposition and DMK Treasurer MK Stalin visited Apollo Hospital in Chennai, where Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is admitted. Although Stalin was not able to meet the AIADMK supremo, he said he met Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and Health Minister Vijaya Bhaskar.   

“Karunanidhi had already released a statement wishing her best of health and she should return to govern soon. We came to the hospital to enquire about her health. We met minister O Panneerselvam and Vijaya Bhaskar. We have been informed that she is recovering. We hope that she gets well soon,” he said. Arriving at the hospital just past 7pm, Stalin was accompanied by DMK leaders Duraimurgan and K Ponmudi.

Among the other hospital visitors on Saturday were MDMK Chief Vaiko, BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan and CPI(M) state secretary G Ramakrishnan.

MDMK chief Vaiko, who arrived at the Greames Road hospital at around 11 am on Friday, spent more than an hour’s time speaking with doctors about Jayalalithaa’s health.

“All the sadness of the AIADMK cadres will be wiped off soon. She is fine and CM will soon return home. She was the one who did all the fight for the Cauvery issue and fought for the farmers. I spoke with the doctors especially the doctor from London who came twice and thanked him. I pray to goddess for her recovery," said Vaiko as he exited the hospital premises.

Like Stalin and Vaiko, CPI (M)’s G Ramakrishnan’s visit was able to meet only her doctors and senior cabinet ministers. "I wish her speedy recovery. Doctors are giving her best treatment. I inquired about her health with doctors and senior ministers. I hope she gets back to public life soon," Ramakrishnan said emerging from the hospitals.

BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan reached the hospital at around 3pm and spoke to the doctors for around 15 minutes.

Speaking highly about Jayalalithaa’s comebacks in her political career, the state BJP president said she will make a similar comeback, this time on the health front.

 “I came to know about the treatment given to her and she is in recovery phase. There are high chances of her recovering fully and I'm very much hopeful about it. Experts are giving her the best treatment.

“Jayalalithaa has faced many political challenges and have won those challenges, same way she will win this time also,” Soundararajan said.

Soundararajan’s visit comes a day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi made a surprise visit to Chennai and reportedly spent 30 minutes in the hospital enquiring about her health.

"The chief minister is improving well and she is going to be all right," Gandhi told reporters waiting outside the Greams Road hospital.

“I came from Delhi to extend my support and Congress president’s support. Chief minister is improving and she will get well soon. I give my maximum energy to Jayalalithaa so that she gets well soon,” Gandhi added.

Since Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22, wishes for her speedy recovery poured in not only from her party men and fans but also political opponents.


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