Jayalalithaa’s health: Why meeting between Karunanidhi’s wife Ammal and Sasikala at hospital is a friendly gesture

While the office of Karunanidhi refused to confirm the news, party sources said Ammal had been waiting for the green signal to meet Sasikala.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: October 14, 2016 6:51 pm
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In yet another positive gesture from the DMK, DMK Chief M Karunanidhi’s wife Rajathi Ammal visited Apollo Hospital on Thursday night to inquire after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s health. Ammal met Sasikala Natarajan, Jayalalithaa’s close aide, at the hospital around 7.30 pm on Thursday, confirmed sources close to the AIADMK and the DMK. While the office of Karunanidhi refused to confirm the news, party sources said Ammal had been waiting for the green signal to meet Sasikala.

“She suggested the idea when Karunanidhi issued the first statement wishing Jayalalithaa a speedy recovery. Later, when Stalin had visited the hospital on Saturday, Ammal made a second attempt. She insisted that she should go and inquire about Jayalalithaa’s health, as a woman from Karunanidhi’s family,” said a party source. He added that Ammal had spent a few minutes with Sasikala at the hospital. Sasikala and Ammal are no strangers.

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A senior AIADMK leader said, it was Karunanidhi who solemnised the wedding of Sasikala and Natarajan who was then the public relations officer of the Tamil Nadu government and enjoyed a close relationship with both Karunanidhi and MGR.

Both of them are devotees of Anjaneyar Temple at Alwarpet in Chennai which is close to CIT Nagar residence of Ammal, where she and daughter Kanimozhi live, and to Poes Garden, the residence of Jayalalithaa where Sasikala has lived for nearly three decades.

“They are known to each other and they exchange greetings and share few words whenever they meet at the temple,” said a party leader.

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    Robert Ligo
    Oct 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm
    Natarajan and MK were very good friends and I think so even even today.lt;br/gt;Its no surprise Ammal meeting Amma's BF Sasikala Natarajan!
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      Srini
      Oct 14, 2016 at 5:47 pm
      He has lot of other source ,like the owner of the hospital etc., He is not like you and me.
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        SubbuI
        Oct 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm
        AMMAL WAS ON A POLITCAL MISSION. THE QUESTION ASKED WAS" HOW MANY MLAS SHAHIKALA CAN GET DEFECTED TO DMK IF AMMA IS NO MORE AND POLITICS TURNS IN TO POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN SHASHI KALA THE CHINNAlt;br/gt;AMMA ASPIRING TO BECOME CM AND THAMBIDURAI LEAD FACTION.lt;br/gt;THE ANSWER WAS IF NOT ADMK CM SHE MUST BE MADE DYPUTY CM WHEN SHE FORMS NEW PARTY ALL INDIA AMMA DMK WITH 52 DEFECTORS AND 5 CABINET MINISTERS. lt;br/gt;POLITICS IS THE DIRTY GAME PLA BY SCOUNDRELS. HERE THERE IS NO PERMANENT ENEMY OR PARMANENT FRIEDS AND NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLElt;br/gt;JUST WAIT AND SEE
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          Young Indian
          Oct 15, 2016 at 12:15 am
          Alzheimer's cure found by MK. Rajathi ammal is cured now!
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            Easwaran Sarma
            Oct 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm
            mk must be licking his fingers
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              NArayan
              Oct 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm
              maybe ammal wants to follow jj's steps(she took after MGR) when mk is no more....
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                NArayan
                Oct 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm
                maybe ammal wants to follow jj's steps(she took after MGR) when mk is no more....
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                  Murthy Suppusamy
                  Oct 14, 2016 at 6:18 pm
                  I see it differently. Both MK family and Jaya family have amazed wealth during the past 25 years. Tamil Nadu is reeling under Rs 4 Lakh crores of Debts. People are becoming aware on the ground realities of What is Democracy and Economy!. And people are feeling the pain of living under poor sanitation and unhealthy conditions. Both parties showing thaw in being friendly is hide the unemployment, unhealthy and poverty of Tamil Nadu. These parties have destro the future of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is the only state spends 50% of its revenue for Govt Staff ries and pensions. The staff are only 14 lakhs vs the 7 crore potion of Tamil Nadu. 7 crores gets 50% of revenue and 14 lakhs employees swindle the remaining 50% of TN revenue. How will the Rs 4 Lakh crore debts to be paid off? Both parties have no clue. And public has no clue either except well educated people in Tamil Nadu. PC hasn't spoken on this, for political reasons.
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                    PALAN GAMAN
                    Oct 14, 2016 at 3:10 pm
                    If something has happened to Amma the half f the potion of Tamil Nadu will attempt to suicide and the central government must pay each family of the victime one lakh rupees as did by Amma.
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                      SR
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm
                      Clearly, it is a spying mission by Karunanidhi to know the real status of Jayalaliha's condition of health in the hospital! The old fox is too clever to gauge the situation, so that his next move of a political intrigue to disintegrate the AIADMK party can be achieved all too soon before the next elections!
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                        swaminathan s
                        Oct 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm
                        any coup attempt in the offing? both the ladies are like explosives in Tamilnadu politics
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                          Seepa Nair
                          Oct 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm
                          @Muniandi: 100% agreed. The espionage in MK is still alive and kicking. He wanted to make sure that JJ is alive and also be double-sure how soon can she be up for the job. MK Stalin can play his game to fox his father, so the old fox wanted his final weapon Mrs. Rajathiammal, his wife.
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                            Sheik Mohamed
                            Oct 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm
                            Let us welcome this good will gesture towards Selvi Jaya Amma, by a female member of MK's family.
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