Acting Governor of Tamil Nadu, Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday evening called on Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospital, where she has been treated since September 22.
Rao enquired about her health and the details of treatment being given to her. He was there for about 35 minutes. State Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal and senior Ministers were present during his visit.
AIADMK leaders maintained that the Tamil Nadu chief minister is recovering from her illness and hope she will soon be discharged from the hospital.
The governor’s visit comes at a time when the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief’s health has been the subject of frenzied speculation in the state. While her party claims she is recovering, there has been widespread speculation that she is seriously unwell.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday demanded that Governor Vidyasagar Rao should take steps to ensure that the true health condition of Jayalalithaa is revealed to the people with appropriate evidence through the media. In a strongly worded statement here, he pointed out that the Governor had not visited the CM even though she has been in hospital for a week now.
Keeping her health condition under wraps is triggering rumours in social media, he said and added that it would not be improper to release her pictures at the Apollo Hospital to clear the confusion and quell the rumours, especially when reports came out that she was discharging the government duties from the hospital bed.