Chennai: DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Friday wished Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa speedy recovery and said the state government should put a stop to rumours about her medical condition.
“Due to keeping of Jayalalithaa’s health condition a closely-guarded secret, some people are spreading baseless rumours about her health condition,” Karunanidhi said in a statement here.
The DMK leader said Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao has not gone and met Jayalalithaa, who has been in hospital for more than a week.
There is also no news on leaders of ruling AIADMK’s allies meeting the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in hospital, he said.
Karunanidhi said though there were news reports on Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan visiting Apollo Hospital, there was no report about his meeting her and asking after her health.
The former Chief Minister said the state government should have at least released a photograph of her in the hospital as she chaired a meeting of state officials on the Cauvery water issue and dictated her speech to be read out at a meeting on the subject in New Delhi.
Even though the Chief Minister is hospitalised for so many days, the Social Welfare Minister or the Chief Secretary have not made any announcement, which is contrary to tradition, the DMK leader said.