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New Delhi: To dispel rumours of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s health condition, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has now launched an online counter offensive.

The party has invited all its members and supporters to change their profile pictures on social networking websites so say that “our CM is well” and end all rumours about her failing health. It also claimed that the day-to-day functioning of the state government remains “unaffected”.

On Sunday evening, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu along with several other big leaders arrived in the state to meet the CM.

Meanwhile, the expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa has demanded a CBI probe to find out why Jayalalithaa’s condition has deteriorated.

Tamil Nadu police have registered a case against 43 persons for spreading rumours about Jayalalithaa’s health. The police have been keeping a close watch on rumour mongers on the WhatsApp and Twitter handles.

A police source said that further action would be taken if rumours are being spread.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital on September 22 following fever and dehydration.

First Published | 10 October 2016 7:20 PM
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