Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Amit Shah, Jaitley likely to visit Jayalalithaa on Wednesday

Narada Desk | October 11, 2016 8:00 pm Print
Sources said the duo was likely to arrive from Delhi and return the same day

BJP’s national president Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are likely to visit Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at Apollo hospital in Chennai on Wednesday.

According to party sources, the leaders are expected to visit the hospital, where Jayalalithaa has been admitted to since September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, in the afternoon.

Sources at the Chennai airport said the two leaders were likely to arrive from Delhi and return the same day, media reports stated.

The latest statement from the Apollo Hospital declared she is under constant monitoring by intensivists and consultants.

Many high-profile visitors have already arrived in Chennai to visit Jayalalithaa during the past weeks. Former Congress MP M Krishnaswamy and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Thambi Durai visited her on Tuesday.

Addressing the media after visit, Krishnaswamy claimed to have met the chief minister and the doctors treating her said that her recovery is good.

Meanwhile, citing the Chief Minister’s ‘indifinite hospitalisation’ and subsequent ‘administrative disarray’ in Tamil Nadu, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy earlier urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to impose President’s rule in Tamil Nadu.

In a letter to Home Minister, Swamy said: “The union government should declare President’s rule in Tamil Nadu in view of the administrative disarray following the indefinite hospitalisation of the Chief Minister and her having to remain for health reasons incommunicado. A retired Chief Secretary has been allowed to conduct the business of the state.”

According to media reports, many rumours started doing the rounds after 68-year-old chief minister was admitted to the hospital.

In the latest development, Tamil Nadu police reportedly arrested two persons and filed 43 cases for allegedly misreporting Jayalalithaa’s health condition on social media and other platforms.