Rajya Sabha MP, Subramanian Swamy has urged the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to impose President’s rule in Tamil Nadu, citing administrative disarray in the state due to indefinite hospitalization of the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
” The union government should declare President’s rule in Tamil Nadu in view of the administrative disarray following the indefinite hospitalization 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 ,” he stated in a letter to Home Minister.
Mr Swamy also made remarks of IS sleeper cells in the state. “At this time of administrative situation, there has been an activization of the sleeper cells of the ISIS in the districts of Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Madurai and Kanyakumari and collaborative and supportive action by DMK, leftover LTTE, and disruptive groups such as underground Naxalites to create an upheaval in the state causing a massive disorder and lawlessness. ” he said.
He also urged the Union Minister to impose the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA) in Chennai and southern districts of the state for the period of 6 months until Ms Jayalalithaa is able to attend the office.
The Apollo hospital in Chennai, in their last statement, said the Chief MInister’s health is improving since being hospitalised last month but she needs more time in the hospital. She was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals on September 22, for fever and dehydration, the first press release of the hospital had said.
However, a lot of rumours are doing the rounds regarding her health status for last couple of days. The entire state of Tamil Nadu is gripped with concern over the health of the CM and well-wishes have poured in from all quarters of the political spectrum.