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Jayalalithaa absolutely fit to attend political and governmental activities: C. Ponnaiyan

Updated: Nov 17, 2016 08:12 IST

Chennai [India], Nov.17 (ANI): Appreciating the efforts of Apollo Hospital in providing the best treatment to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha, AIADMK leader and party spokesperson C. Ponnaiyan on Thursday said that "Amma" as she is popularly referred to by her party cadre, is healthy and absolutely fit to attend to all political and government activities.

"Our honourable Chief Minister Amma was admitted to the Apollo Hospital for a lung infection and she is absolutely alright and has totally recovered. She is very cheerful and healthy, she is eating, talking, she is absolutely fit for all activities. The physiotherapy to a certain extent still continues. Anytime Amma may get discharged and she will come out to attend her normal political activities as well as government activities," C. Ponnaiyan told ANI.

"The best of healthcare was provided for Amma by Apollo Hospital, the London Richard team, the AIIMS hospital team and the Elizabeth Hospital team from Singapore. The physiotherapy team has also shown excellent results," he added.

Earlier, making an appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to vote for the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in the by-elections, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said she has taken a rebirth with the prayers of people and party cadres and nothing can harm her as long as she has their love.

"I have taken a rebirth with the prayers of people and party cadre. What can harm me with the love of you? I am waiting to completely recover and resume my work for the people," Jayalalithaa, who has been admitted to Apollo Hospital here since September 22 with complains of fever and dehydration, said in a statement.

As she has been recovering from the ailments, Jayalalithaa requested the people of the state to vote for the AIADMK in Aravarankurichi, Thiruparankundram, Pondicherry and Thanjavur.

"Though I am unable to come in person and campaign, my heart is there," she said.

In a message to the party cadre, she asked them to work hard to make the AIADMK win these elections with huge margins.

"I request people to keep in mind the schemes brought in by my government while voting. I am eagerly waiting for the victory of the AIADMK with huge margins," she added.

Jayalalithaa has been kept under the close observation of a specialist from London, besides a three-member team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi.

She was admitted to Apollo Hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. (ANI)