As Jayalalithaa recuperates in hospital, Tamil Nadu governor enquires about general administration

A medical bulletin released by Apollo hospital in Chennai said Jayalalithaa would require a longer stay in the hospital

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 7, 2016 9:28 pm
tamil-nadu-759 Tamil Nadu Ministers O. Panneerselvam, Edappadi K. Palanisamy & Chief Secretary to Government met Governor CH. Vidyasagar Rao. (ANI)

In the absence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao held a meeting with chief secretary Rama Mohana Rao at his residence to enquire about general administration on Friday. State ministers O. Panneerselvam and Edappadi K. Palanisamy were also present at the meeting.

The Governor enquired “about the general administration of the affairs of the government,” a Raj Bhavan release said.

“The Chief Secretary to Government briefed Honourable Governor about the administrative affairs that are being carried out on a day-to-day basis and also other general matters,” it said. This is the first time the governor held consultations with the two ministers since the chief minister was admitted to the hospital.

The release from Raj Bhawan said the governor also enquired about the arrangements made for the visit and information to be presented to the High Level Technical Committee on Cauvery issue constituted by the Centre “to protect the welfare of farmers of Tamil Nadu”, it added.

Palaniswami, the Public Works Minister, explained in detail the arrangements made and related matters, the release added.

With Apollo Hospital’s last medical bulletin released on Thursday evening clarifying that Jayalalithaa, who is undergoing treatment for lung ailment since September 22, required a longer stay in the hospital, political circles in Chennai are abuzz with rumours that an interim CM could be appointed to rule the state.

While many expect O Panneerselvam as the obvious choice for the post and a section of people also speculate a possible mutiny within the party from the Gounder community if a leader from Thevar community is picked to CM post again, top party sources told the Indian Express they might just avoid these ‘risks’ by retaining Jayalalithaa as CM while dividing her portfolios among ministers.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. R
    Oct 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm
    Tamilians are like chameleons. Establishment of a brahmin state in Tamil Nadu will end Dravidian rule. India which is fighting against Kashmeres for the benefit of Pandits should also draw out a g strategy to remove all Dravidian parties and establish a Brahmin state.
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      Amit Mukhopadhyay
      Oct 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm
      How can you say "recuperates" when nobody has seen her for the last one month? There are two co-occurring big secrets vying with each other for space: (1) Surgical Strike and (2) the cause of Jayalalitha's hospitalization.
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        naidu kare
        Oct 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm
        recover from illness or recuperation. A news channel should substantiate before using strong and meaningful words
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        naidu kare
        Oct 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm
        we are now in jumla land
        1. R
          Oct 7, 2016 at 6:10 pm
          As an ordinary human being, I pray for her fast recovery. However as some one stated over discussion board, it is true that time has come to take over the rule of TN by national parties instead of Dravidian parties. All dravidian parties play caste card (Now i am speaking about TN only).lt;br/gt;By the way the reporter should check if governor is called as His Excellecy or Honourable.....
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            Pmg Pillai
            Oct 8, 2016 at 12:05 am
            Just because the Chief Minister is seriusly sicj thegvrnnt cannot be stabd stl but cary itsfubctons hence te actoof heobernor is quiteright dated satyrday October 08th 2016 Tie0430hrsist
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              PRAVIN S
              Oct 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm
              y so much wastage of time and money for one citizen there r 12 core citizens - so many dying og hunger - it is shown as if she can only nurture tamil nadu - stom this non sense godd ification and glorifi cation
              1. R
                Oct 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm
                amma.. get welll soon..we want free idlis and pressure cooker....
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