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Jayalalithaa says 'I have taken rebirth', urges people to vote for AIADMK in by-polls

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 November 2016, 12:01 IST

After being treated in the hospital for more than a month now, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on 13 November said that she has taken rebirth because of people's prayers and urged them to vote for the AIADMK in the 19 November polls.

"I have taken rebirth because of your prayers and worship. I would like to share this happy news with you in the first place. By God's grace, very soon, by recovering fully, I am waiting to resume work." she said in a statement released by AIADMK.

She further urged the party workers, to work in full swing for the victory of AIADMK in the upcoming polls for Aravakurichi, Thanjavur and Thiruparankundram constituencies in Tamil Nadu and Nellithope Assembly segment in Puducherry.

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"Understand the nature of this statement and work with a sense of duty for making MGR's winning symbol two leaves bag a huge victory. Work with vigour and a passion for the goal, which is AIADMK's victory." she aadded in the statement.

Quoting a lyric from an MGR era song, she said "AIADMK's victory should resound in all the directions. I am eagerly waiting for news of such victory."

To voters, she recalled the slew of welfare schemes being implemented by her regime and urged them to "give your love and support to AIADMK in the present polls as well, remembering such innumerable schemes to enhance the people's standard of living."

On 12 November, the Apollo Hospital in Chennai announced that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was feeling well and could leave the hospital whenever she feels fit.

Asserting that Jayalalithaa's lung infection was under control, the Apollo Chairman, Pratap C Reddy said, "Discharge depends upon her, no fixed date. She has to reinvigorate herself to go back."

The Tamil Nadu CM has been in the hospital since 22 September, where she was being treated for lung infection.

People have been visiting temples, mosques and churches to pray for Amma's speedy recovery, since the time she was admitted to the hospital.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital after she complained of fever and dehydration.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 14 November 2016, 8:36 IST