Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley pay a visit to ailing Jayalalithaa at Chennai's Apollo hospital

Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah visited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Chennai's Apollo Hospital today.

Updated: Oct 12, 2016, 17:47 PM IST
Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley pay a visit to ailing Jayalalithaa at Chennai's Apollo hospital

Chennai: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) chief Amit Shah on Wednesday visited city's Apollo Hospitals, where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment. 

The two leaders, who were received by a host of their party colleagues and officials from Tamil Nadu at the airport, were in the hospital for about 30 minutes, sources said.

After enquiring about the treatment given to 68-year-old Jayalalithaa, the two left the premises without speaking to the media.

"Visited Apollo hospital Chennai today. I wish J Jayalalithaa Ji, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu a speedy recovery", Jaitley posted on Twitter.

Shah on the microblogging site said, "Visited Apollo Hospital in Chennai to enquire about the health of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa Ji. I wish and pray for her speedy recovery".

Former Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy also visited the hospital early in the day.

"I pray for her speedy recovery," he told reporters.

Jayalalithaa (68) was admitted to the hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. The doctors have since said she was suffering from an infection and was on respiratory support.

A stream of high-profile visitors, including Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao and P Sathasivam, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Chief Ministers of Kerala and Puducherry Pinarayi Vijayan and V Narayanasamy have visited the hospital.