Rumours on Jaya’s Health
- Governor reaching Chennai
Chennai: A veil of secrecy has fallen between Apollo hospital here and the public domain sending confusing signals about Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Maharashtra Governor C Vidya Sagar Rao, who is holding additional charge after the retirement of K Rosaiah, is likely to fly to Chennai on Saturday afternoon.
Jayalalithaa has been suffering from acute diabetes and her two toes have already been removed. She has been in comma for a couple of days. The health bulletins also were not issued for three days.
Observers are reminded of the past when MG Ramachandran, Jaya’s mentor and the then chief minister, died and his death was not announced for a number of hours. All kinds of rumours are making rounds now again. Security has been beefed at Apollo hospitals. The opposition DMK has been making huge notice about the chief minister’s health questioning the secrecy shrouding the CM.
Dr Richards who had flown in from England is treating the chief minister. The officials of TN government have been visiting the hospital since Friday morning. Former chief minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi demanded that the health bulletin clarifying the condition of the CM be released immediately. The AIADMK leaders condemned Karunanidhi’s statement. Thousands of AIADMK workers have been reaching the city since morning.