With the CM's discharge taking time, her supporters are getting creative with the targets for their ire.

 Stone hearted fever fleecing hospital the many bizarre posters from Jayalalithaas supporters
news Jayalalithaa's Health Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 17:38

With TN CM Jayalalithaa taking time to be discharged from Chennai’s Apollo Hospital, her many well-wishers are getting impatient and angry. And in their pain, they’re getting creative with the targets of their rage.

One well-wisher, for instance, has decided that modern medical science just isn’t effective enough. What Jayalalithaa’s fever really needs is a good talking to.

And so, this Amma supporter, Nellai A Suresh, has put up a poster in which he commands the fever not to touch “our goddess Amma”.

Image Courtesy: Twitter/Dinesh Akula

The text of the poster reads:

Stone-hearted fever,
Do not touch our goddess Amma, 
Don’t touch her, 
Don’t touch her, 
O daughter of the Gods! 
With God’s blessings,’ 
Rise once again with courage. 

Others are convinced the problem is more man-made. Another poster put out by the AIADMK Women’s Wing, for instance, thinks Apollo Hospital is to blame for Jayalalithaa’s long hospitalisation, since they’re forcing it upon her for filthy lucre.

Image Courtesy: Facebook/Srikumar Balakrishnan

This poster reads: 

“WE CONDEMN APOLLO

For keeping the respected god of our heart, Amma, in hospital and grabbing money, we condemn the management of Apollo Hospitals.”

On Monday, one ardent devotee of Jayalalithaa, attempted to set himself on fire unable to bear his grief over the news of her illness. R Rathinam, a retired head constable poured kerosene over himself outside the Salem Collectorate, but was stopped by the police before he set himself on fire.

Rathinam has taken other extreme steps to support Jayalalithaa and her political mentor MGR in the past, even going to the extent of cutting off three fingers on his left hand at a temple in Ayothiapattinam in 2004 so that Jayalalithaa could score a massive victory in the elections being conducted then.

Since Jayalalithaa was hospitalised late on Thursday night, Tamil Nadu, and particularly Chennai, has been in a feverish state, as rumour after rumour about the nature of her illness and the status of party affairs has spread like wildfire on social media and messaging platforms.

Despite a formal statement from doctors and the Health Minister and Health Secretary, these rumours continue to spread, as speculation refuses to die down on just how serious Jayalalithaa’s condition really is. 

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