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Stalin visits Jayalalithaa in the hospital, enquires about TN chief minister's health

Chennai: DMK treasurer and Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly MK Stalin on Saturday visited Apollo Hospital and talked to the doctors there regarding the health condition of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

"We have been told that her condition is improving. Our wishes on behalf of the DMK and our party chief Kalaignar (M Karunanidhi) for a speedy recovery and resumption of her work," he told reporters after the visit to the hospital.

Chennai: DMK Treasurer and Opposition leader of Tamil Nadu Assembly MK Stalin interacts with media persons outside Apollo Hospital, where AIADMK Supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is admitted, in Chennai on Saturday. PTI Photo(PTI10_8_2016_000213B)

MK Stalin interacts with the media outside Apollo Hospital where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is admitted. PTI

Accompanied by party colleagues, including Deputy Leader of Opposition in Assembly Duraimurugan and former minister K Ponmudi, Stalin also called on Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and state Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar at the hospital and inquired about the health of the chief minister.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on 22 September after she complained of fever and dehydration.

DMK on Friday also sought an interim arrangement to "effectively" handle issues likes the Cauvery row till the time Jayalalithaa returns after treatment from the hospital.

"Till the time she comes (back), there should be a acting Chief Minister or a Deputy Chief Minister, which would be taken up by ministers who are next in the hierarchy and take decisions in matters like the Cauvery issue. This is our stand," Stalin, himself a former deputy CM, said.

Published Date: Oct 09, 2016 09:31 AM | Updated Date: Oct 09, 2016 09:31 AM

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