As rumours are doing the rounds surrounding the health of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, political leaders have been visiting the Apollo hospital in Chennai where she is admitted, to inquire the health condition of the AIADMK chief.
The latest politician to visit her was Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who said she was responding to treatment.
Naidu’s visit comes after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy’s visits.
“I had a detailed briefing by the doctors over the treatment that is going on, they told me that she is responding to the treatment. I am confident that she will be normal and she is improving,” Naidu said.
As questions being raised on her health conditions, Naidu said there should be no speculation and rumour-mongering, as the hospital is regularly giving details about her condition.
He said,”It’s nor fair…especially when a person is being treated in a hospital.”
PMK leader and Lok Sabha lawmaker Anbumani Ramadoss said, “We were told that she is improving. We wish her a speedy recovery and wish her to resume her work.”
Ramadoss said he spoke to doctors and AIADMK leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar.
“I pray to the Almighty that she recovers fully and get back to her routine. I am fully confident that she will recover soon,” Narayanasamy said.
Tamil Maanila Congress chief GK Vasan also visited the hospital where Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment since September 22. He said she is being given specialised medical care.
Vasan met the director of the hospital and interacted with doctors, state ministers and was told that she is improving.
“Our best wishes to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for a speedy recovery. We wish on behalf of Tamil Maanila Congress that she should resume her work for the people,” he said.
CPI leader and Rajya Sabha lawmaker D Raja said he spoke to doctors and AIADMK leaders present at the hospital and expressed his party’s wishes for her early recovery.
Meanwhile, special prayers continued at places of worship in the state for Jayalalithaa’s speedy recovery.