Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa recovering well, to return home soon: AIADMK

Chennai: Ruling AIADMK on Wednesday said party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, hospitalised since last month, is "very well" and would return home soon, even as scores of party workers continue to hold different forms of worships for her speedy recovery.

 Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa recovering well, to return home soon: AIADMK

File photo of Jayalalithaa. PTI

"She is very well. God is by her side. She will come home soon," party spokesperson CR Saraswathy told reporters. She said the prayers of party supporters has reaped fruits and thanked the medical experts from Aiims and Singapore among others who treated the 68 year-old leader.

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

Later on, the hospital had said she was being treated for infection with respiratory support among others. In its latest medical bulletin, which was issued on 21 October, the hospital had said the chief minister was interacting and progressing gradually.

Meanwhile, AIADMK supporters in large numbers continued to organise special prayers and events for the well being of their 'Amma', as she is affectionately called by them, across the state. This included a six-hour musical prayer in Tirunelveli.

Around 20,000 people carried the traditional palkudam (milkpot) over a 10 km stretch praying for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery at Viralimalai in Puthukottai district.

In Tirunelveli, thavil and nagaswara musicians played their instruments non-stop for six hours praying for the good health of the AIADMK supremo.

Special prayers were held for her good health in many temples across the state.


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Updated Date: Oct 26, 2016 14:23:46 IST