Chennai: Amid intense speculations over Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s health, the ruling AIADMK on Monday launched a social media campaign to counter rumours about the condition of the 68-year-old leader.
According to reports, the party has started the campaign “My CM Is Fine” and “No More Rumours” on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The party tweeted a link where users could go to and change their profile photos on Twitter to say “My CM is fine” and “No more rumours”.
All is well with Puratchi Thalaivi Amma. Click this link, change your profile pic & put a full stop to rumours.https://t.co/mOwR6jaOWx
— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) October 10, 2016
“All is well with Puratchi Thalaivi Amma. Click this link, change your profile pic & put a full stop to rumours,” the party’s twitter handle wrote.
Amid concerns over Jayalalithaa's health, expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa today wrote a letter to the state's Governor expressing fears that some people might forge the ailing party chief's signatures for political gains.
According to news agency ANI, Sasikala Pushpa, in a letter addressed to Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, said she fears that some people might forge Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha’s signature to nominate a deputy general secretary in her absence.
Through her letter, Sasikala Pushpa also said that she “feared that some people around” Jayalalithaa may forge her signature to nominate a deputy general secretary who would run the Tamil Nadu government as well.
She also urged Governor Vidyasagar Rao to verify the signature of Jayalalithaa if “any official communication came from her or any other person in this or any other regard”.
She had been under pressure to resign following the involvement of her husband and son in a sexual harassment case which was file by her two domestic helps.
Meanwhile, Jayalalithaa's supporters and fans continued to conduct special prayers for her speedy recovery outside the Apollo hospital where she is currently being treated.
Many political leaders from across the country had visited the ailing AIADMK chief and inquired about her health.
Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had on Sunday urged people to refrain from spreading rumours about Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's health as she is responding well to the treatment.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on September 22 with high fever and dehydration.
Last week, the government flew in specialists from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, fuelling speculation that the CM’s internal organs were severely damaged. The hospital has said that the CM is recovering and responding well to treatment.