Chennai: After DMK's demand for photographs to quell the rumours surrounding Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's health, PMK on Sunday asked her party to produce audio or video clips about her condition.
PMK leader S Ramadoss demanded that either an audio or video clipping of her health condition be released to put an end to rumours surrounding her health.
Earlier, DMK president M Karunanidhi had suggested to release a photograph of Jayalalithaa to quell rumours about her health.
However, the ruling AIADMK on Sunday dismissed demands to release photographs of hospitalised party supremo and said the hospital was regularly releasing bulletins about her condition.
"The hospital has been sharing bulletins about her health regularly. Even after sharing the bulletins, what do they expect?," AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswathi told reporters.
"Every day Ministers are coming and meeting her (Jayalalithaa) since local body elections are around the corner," she said.
On DMK President M Karunanidhi's suggestion to release a photograph of Jayalalithaa to quell rumours about her health, she said, "Even if we do so, he will say it has been photo shopped. He is making such comments just to criticise us."
Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan after participating in Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations in Kanyakumari, also echoed similar views, saying the hospital was releasing updates on the Chief Minister's health condition.
"Bulletins are being issued from hospital and also from the government regularly. Even yesterday, Acting Governor (CH Vidyasagar Rao), had visited Jayalalitha and government released a bulletin. Still what do they expect?," he said to a query on the demand to release a photo of Jayalalitha.
Karunanidhi had recently said that though Apollo Hospital was issuing bulletins on her health, "some unwanted rumours" were deliberately being floated by "some persons".
He had suggested that photographs of Jayalalithaa be released through the media to quell any kind of rumour being circulated about her health.
PMK leader Dr S Ramadoss had also demanded that either an audio or video clipping of her health condition be released to put an end to rumours surrounding her health.
68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital here on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. She has been advised to stay for a few days at the hospital.