More leaders visit Apollo Hospitals

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday voiced hope that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha will get well soon.

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:48 pm IST

Published - December 05, 2016 08:29 am IST - Chennai

Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundarajan speaks to media persons after visiting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Monday.

Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundarajan speaks to media persons after visiting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Monday.

As reports of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's worsening health situation came in on Monday, leaders across party lines are visiting the hospital and sending wishes for her speedy recovery.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wished speedy recovery to his Tamil Nadu counterpart  Jayalalithaa, whose health condition continues to remain critical.

 

“Saddened by news about cardiac arrest of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. My wishes and prayers for her speedy recovery,” Mr. Patnaik said in a Twitter post.

BJD MLA and former minister Debasish Nayak , who along with Odisha’s industries minister Debi Prasad Mishra, had visited Jayalalitha during her previous illness, said the party wished her speedy recovery.

“She was like a daughter to legendary Biju Patnaik. We the members of the BJD wish her speedy recovery,” he said.

 

Tamil Nadu Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Minister and Srirangam MLA S. Valarmathi arrives at Apollo Hospitals.

VCK leader Thirumavalavan, who enquired about the Chief Minister's health status to party senior leaders and Ministers, said: "Already AIIMS doctors have given her treatment. Jayalalithas has faced several struggles. She has helped all people irrespective of caste and creed, we pray she returns home soon."

Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarajan arrives at the hospital to visit Ms. Jayalalithaa.

She said, "Ms. Jayalalithas should do her political work soon. She is a successful and bold leader who has overcome many struggles. All leaders of BJP have been enquiring about her health, the centre will always support. I cancelled my trip to Germany yesterday after I heard about her cardiac arrest. We all must keep faith in the treatment given by the hospital."

Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarajan arrives at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Monday.

Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarajan arrives at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Monday.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed the hope that Ms. Jayalalithaa will get well soon. He wished her speedy recovery, an official release said.

MDMK leader Vaiko , who paid a visit to Apollo Hospitals said: "She is a very brave lady. She came out of septicaemia which is rare. Her work for the welfare of Tamil people will be engraved forever.  Few people are trying to use this opportunity to form a  government. This will not happen. I wish her speedy recovery."

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu are expected to arrive at Apollo Hospitals after 5 p.m.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday voiced the hope that Chief Minister Jayalalitha will get well soon.

“I have heard that. I hope she recovers and gets well as soon as possible,” Mr. Gandhi said outside Parliament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A large number of AIADMK cadres, including women, anxiously stayed put outside the hospital, which has been covered in a thick blanket of security. Worried party supporters continued to pray for her recovery.

Following the development, Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who is also the Governor of Maharashtra, airdashed to the city from Mumbai and visited Apollo Hospitals.

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan , who arrived on Monday morning, said all BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wished for a complete recovery of Ms. Jayalalithaa and they were praying for her.

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan arrives at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Monday.

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan arrives at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Monday.

 

He expressed the confidence that Ms. Jayalalithaa will soon recover and resume official duties.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wished speedy recovery of Ms. Jayalalithaa.

“I pray for good health and speedy recovery of Jayalalithaaji,” he said in a statement.

AIADMK Ministers, who stayed put at the hospital since Sunday, left this morning. They did not talk to the waiting mediapersons.

Party workers, who had gathered in large numbers outside the hospital after news of her cardiac arrest broke, braved midnight rains and continued to wait outside, praying for the recovery of ‘Amma’.

Actor and party supporter, ‘Gundu’ Kalyanam, said the party workers had faith in the divine power and expressed confidence that Ms. Jayalalithaa would recover.

 

 

President Pranab Mukherjee , DMK leader M Karunanidhi , his son and Opposition leader M.K Stalin , Union Ministers, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Chief Ministers and a host of leaders have expressed concern over Ms. Jayalalithaa’s health condition and wished her speedy recovery.

 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her concern over the health of Ms. Jayalalithaa.

 

“Very concerned about the health of Jayalalitha Ji,” said Ms. Banerjee on her official Twitter handle.

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam said he was “deeply saddened” to hear of the health condition of Ms. Jayalalithaa and prayed for her speedy recovery.

In his message, he said: “Deeply saddened by TN CM Selvi J Jayalalithaa suffering cardiac arrest.I pray for her speedy recovery so that people of Tamil Nadu receive her service and blessings.”

PMK founder Dr. S. Ramadoss said "I am worried by the news that Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's health had deteriorated on Sunday after she had reportedly recovered. I wish that she regains her good health.  At this moment,  I appeal to everyone to not spread baseless rumours and create panic."

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