Chennai: While Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is still under treatment at the Apollo Hospital here, her party AIADMK has decided to celebrate the 44th anniversary of party's foundation day on October 17.
The CM has approved garlanding of MG Ramachandran's (MGR) statue on October 17, the day on which he founded the party over four decades back, a statement released by the AIADMK said on Friday.
In a statement, the party said that on October 17 the party would complete 44 years and step into 45th year.
On the day at AIADMK's headquarters here party Presidium Chairman E. Madhusudanan will garland MGR's statue and also hoist the party flag.
The AIADMK said Jayalalithaa had consented to issue the statement.
The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to hospital on September 22 for fever and dehydration.
The doctors later said she needed a longer stay at the hospital as she was suffering from infection and put her on respiratory support.
On October 8, the hospital said: "The respiratory support is closely watched and adjusted. Lungs decongestion treatment is being continued. All other comprehensive measures including nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy are under way."
Various political leaders citing her health condition had questioned the mode of advice given by Jayalalithaa to Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on allocating her portfolios to Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam.
With IANS inputs