Chennai, Oct 7: As the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa is hospitalised since September 22, the speculations of temporarily substituting Chief Minister were sidelined by a spokesperson of the ruling AIADMK.
Avadi Kumar affirmed that there is no requirement for a temporary or substitute Chief Minister at the current juncture till the time Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa gets fully recovered and resumes normal activities. There is also no legal necessity.
Meanwhile, the first national leader Rahul Gandhi today visited the Minister at Appolo Hospital and remained there for over 30 minutes.
Earlier, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao visited her at the hospital.
The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted in Apollo Hospitals on September 22 due to fever and dehydration.
On Thursday, officials at the Apollo Hospitals said that Jayalalithaa will require more days stay in the hospital and the line of treatment given to Jayalalithaa should be continued.
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“The present treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, neubilisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy,” Apollo Hospitals said.
It is said that Jayalalithaa is conscious and is recovering. But it is still not clear how long she may have to stay in the hospital.
Meanwhile, party supporters are praying for her early recovery in various parts of the state.