The ruling AIADMK today said party general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, hospitalised here since last month, is “very well” and would return home soon, even as scores of party workers continue to hold different forms of worships for her speedy recovery.
“She is very well. God is by her side. She will come home soon,” party spokesperson C.R. Saraswathy told reporters in Chennai.
Meanwhile, over 3,000 members of the AIADMK on Tuesday joined a yagna (ritual) in Chnnai to pray for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who has been in hospital for over a month.
The mass prayers were presided over by some 200 priests. The report said the “108 Mrityunjay Yagna” was organized by AIADMK lawmaker R Vetrivel, a Jayalalithaa loyalist.
In the meantime, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered the suspension of a police inspector for failing to control the crowd after a woman died in a stampede during a temple procession organized by AIADMK minister ‘Agri’ Krishnamoorthy for speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa in Tiruvannamalai.
According to reports, the incident took place during a milk pot procession, where several women tried to enter the Pachiamman temple carrying silver pots.