Jayalalithaa to remain in hospital, no need for substitute Chief Minister, says AIADMK


CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalithaa is suffering from fever from last one week.

The AIADMK spokesperson alleged on Friday, “There is no need for temporary Chief Minister in Tamil Nadu till such time that Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa gets fully recovered and resumes normal activities.”

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"There is no legal necessity for that, he added.

On September, Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals as she was suffering from severe fever and dehydration problem.

All the doctors of the Apollo Hospital affirmed on Thursday, “Jayalalithaa will require a longer stay in the hospital and the line of treatment given to Jayalalithaa should be continued.”

"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.

Doctors said, “Jayalalithaa is getting better day by day but did not say for how long she may have to stay in the hospital.

AIADMK spokesperson Avadi Kumar said: "There is no need for a temporary or substitute Chief Minister at the current juncture. There is also no legal necessity."

He said, “Jayalalithaa is conscious and is recovering.”

Kumar asserted, “When there were legal hurdles in Jayalalithaa holding the Chief Minister's post, Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam was sworn in as the Chief Minister.”

Avadi Kumar stated that, “MG Ramachandran won the assembly election in 1984 while he was in a hospital in Brooklyn, US. He was sworn in as Chief Minister on his arrival.”

Kumar said the late DMK leader Murasoli Maran was in hospital for a long time as a Union Minister without portfolio till he died.

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