Tamil Nadu's iron lady, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai in October due to a lung allergy, following which her health fluctuated up and down. It was only last week that the hospital issued a statement that said she is on the path to recovery, providing relief to her beloved supporters.
However, late on 4 December, news of Jayalalithaa suffering cardiac arrest spread like wild fire and thousands of supporters gathered outside the hospital and residence of the 68-year-old to pray for her health. The hospital, on 5 December, released a statement saying she is receiving treatment but her condition remains critical. A team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi, has reached the hospital to attend to her along with Dr. Richard Beale from London.
The streets of Chennai are filled with supporters of Amma and AIADMK waiting for some good news from the hospital regarding her health. With the crowds on the streets, and party members in the hospital, Twitter pitches in with wishes and prayers from different politicians and celebrities as well:
#jayalalithaa - News of TN Chief Minister suffering cardiac arrest saddens people - our prayers and good wishes for her recovery— Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan (@bhushan_gyan) December 4, 2016
Praying for Jayalalithaa ji's quick recovery. I hope she gets better very soon— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 4, 2016
#Jayalalithaa— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) December 5, 2016
praying for a recovery. Please be responsible & dont spread rumours.
Distressed to hear about CM Jayalalithaa suffering a cardiac arrest, my prayers for her speedy recovery #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) December 4, 2016
Feeling bad to know abt da critical condition of TN CM Selvi Jayalalitha. Praying fr her speedy recovery and quick response 2 the treatment.— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) December 4, 2016
Wish #jayalalithaa speedy recovery but in 2016 we should challenge this breathless hysteria. acceptance of Cult & opacity of information.— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) December 5, 2016
Praying for the speedy recovery of Puratchi Talaivi J. Jayalalitha.— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) December 5, 2016
Prayers for Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha ji's health. Remember her warmth along with MGR sahab when I met them at AVM Studio 1974 Chennai.— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) December 4, 2016
Totally worried about the health of #Jayalalithaa Ji. Wishing and Praying for speedy recovery. Let's all pray for her.— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) December 4, 2016
Very concerned about the health of Jayalalitha Ji. Like my friends in Tamil Nadu, I am praying for her speedy recovery. May God bless her— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 4, 2016