Union Minister of Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu on met Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Jayalalitha and said that her treatment was continuing, due to which she is constantly recovering. He further stated that it was not fair on anybody’s part to spread rumours. Earlier, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy today, in a letter to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh urged the ministry to impose president’s rule in Tamil Nadu, citing that there had been administrative disarray in the state since Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had been admitted to the Apollo hospitals.
“The Union Government should declare President’s Rule in Tamil Nadu in view of the administrative disarray in the State following the indefinite hospitalization of the Chief Minister and her having to retain for health reasons incommunicado,” the BJP MP wrote in the letter to the Home Minister. Swamy also urged the Home Ministry to impose AFSPA in all southern districts and Chennai for six months, til Jayalalithaa recovers completely. Earlier Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had also visited the TN Chief Minister and enquired about her health in the hospital.
Jayalalithaa had been admitted to the Apollo hospital on September 22, citing poor health condition with complaints of ‘fever and dehydration’. On Monday the hospital confirmed that the Tamil Nadu CM had been kept on respiratory support and is being treated with anti-biotics for infection. The hospital had earlier asserted that Jayalalithaa is slowly recovering but will have to stay at the hospital for a longer period of time.