Political leaders, including Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, on Sunday visited the Apollo Hospital to enquire about the condition of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa even as special prayers were held for her good health across Tamil Nadu.
“I pray to the Almighty that she recovers fully and get back to her routine. I am fully confident that she will recover soon,” Narayanasamy told reporters after visiting the hospital.
Tamil Manila Congress chief G K Vasan also visited the hospital where Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment since September 22. He said she is being given specialised medical care.
He met the director of the hospital and interacted with doctors, state ministers and was told that she is improving. “Our best wishes to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for a speedy recovery. We wish on behalf of Tamil Manila Congress that she should resume her work for the people,” he said.
Communist Party of India leader and Rajya Sabha MP D Raja said he spoke to doctors and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leaders present at the hospital and expressed his party’s wishes for her early recovery.
Meanwhile, special prayers continued at places of worship in the state for Jayalalithaa’s speedy recovery.
After observing ritualistic stipulations for days, a massive “milk pot” procession was taken out in Madurai by AIADMK workers and supporters in which a sizable number of women cadres participated.
The procession began from Saravana Poigai tank and culminated at the Subramania Swamy temple in Tiruparankundram where the milk carried in pots was used for worship by them.
State Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar and his party workers participated in the prayers.
Also, yagnas were performed in several temples seeking a healthy and long life for Jayalalithaa in which former state minister Valarmathi participated.
Similarly, special prayer sessions were organised by Christians at various churches.
Image: AIADMK women wing members having food from the floor as a prayer for a speedy recovery of party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, at a temple in Chennai. Photograph: PTI