Sasikala as CM, doctors' clarification on Jayalalithaa's death: Furious game of political chess unfolds in TN
In the 24 hours since VK Sasikala decided to take the top job in Tamil Nadu, rapid political and apolitical developments have taken place with breathless speed, in a bid to checkmate each other.
J Jayalalithaa is alive and on life support, Apollo Hospital clarified after some local news channel, wrongly reported that the Tamil Nadu CM has passed away
As Jayalalithaa's health continues to be critical, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said the state may require extra forces, which the Centre will be ready to put on standby.
In a country where a politician's health status is treated like a state secret, Sushma Swaraj's candour about her Kidney transplant is a refreshing change.
In her first direct communication since being hospitalised in September, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said she has taken rebirth because of people's prayers and urged them to vote for the AIADMK in the 19 November polls.
It is a month to the date since Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa entered the hospital on 21 September with the secretariat and the entire state apparatus in tow.
In a month from now, the AIADMK will be on test. It will face by-elections to three constituencies — Aravakurichi in Karur district, Thanjavur and Thiruparankundram in Madurai district on 19 November.
While any individual is entitled to his or her privacy, Jayalalithaa's case is a bit different. She is the chief minister and therefore the people of Tamil Nadu have a right to know the state of her health.
Police also warned of stern action against those spreading rumours about Jayalalithaa's health
Jayalalithaa's health being constantly monitored; doctors say Tamil Nadu CM responding well to treatment
Jayalalithaa continues to be under treatment and "is being constantly monitored by the intensivists and other consultants in the expert panel", the hospital's press release said.
She also asked the Governor to verify Jayalalithaa's signature "if any official communication came from her or any other person in this or any other regard".
A three-member doctors team from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will examine Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa admitted in Apollo Hospital since last month, said reports.
ince Friday, party functionaries, especially those from its IT wing have been tweeting pictures of Jayalalithaa with the hashtag #MyCMisfine. This is to counter the "mischief" doing the rounds on social media.