October 12, 2016
BJP National President Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrived in the city and visited Apollo Hospitals, where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is admitted.
The two leaders arrived from Delhi this afternoon. Soon after the hospital visit, Jaitley proceeded to Image Auditorium at MRC Nagar to attend a function organised by a nationalised bank. Sources in the BJP said that the two leaders will leave for Delhi in the evening.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 for fever and dehydration.
On Monday, Apollo hospital said in a release that Jayalalithaa continues to be under treatment and is being constantly monitored by the intensivists and the other consultants in the expert panel. “Necessary respiratory support, antibiotics, nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy were being given to her,” the statement added.
A stream of high-profile visitors, including the Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala C Vidyasagar Rao and P Sathasivam, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and the Chief Ministers of Kerala and Puducherry Pinarayi Vijayan and V Narayanasamy have visited the hospital.
AIADMK cadre continued to offer poojas in temples and distributed food to the poor praying for Jayalalithaa’s recovery. Poojas were performed across Tamil Nadu and cadres carried milk pots and offered milk abhishekams to presiding deities in several temples. Mass prayers were organised in churches and mosques.
In the meantime, continuing their crackdown on those spreading false news about the Chief Minister’s health, the cyber crime wing of the city police today filed nine fresh cases for spreading rumours.
A total of 52 cases have been registered so far and two persons were arrested, say sources. Users of social media are advised not to spread false, malicious and motivated information regarding the health condition of Jayalalithaa. Stern action will be taken against the culprits if any such content is noticed, police said.