After Rahul, Modi May Visit Chennai; TN Governor Holds Talks with AIADMK Seniors

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi being received by the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Konijeti Rosaiah and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. J. Jayalalithaa, at Chennai airport, in Tamil Nadu on June 29, 2014. The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu is also seen. |BigJolly9

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa, at Chennai airport, in Tamil Nadu on June 29, 2014. The PM is expected to visit her in the hospital during the weekend.

As Jayalalithaa’s recovery will take two more weeks according to doctors overseeing her recovery in hospital, the acting governor of Tamil Nadu has called two senior most cabinet ministers and the state chief secretary for two rounds of talks on Friday and is likely to declare his decision tomorrow to appoint a care-taker Chief Minister, as per the constitution.

The development came after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi rushed to Chennai and visited the ailing AIADMK chief in the hospital. Though Rahul Gandhi said that Jayalalithaa is recovering, health bulletin said her discharge from hospital could take a longer time than anticipated. Now, that Rahul Gandhi visited the ailing CM, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to follow suit and visit the hospital in the weekend.

As per the constitution, a stalemate situation has been created with no direct supervision of the state administration and the governor is expected to advise the ruling party to propose a name to be the interim CM, which could be  finance minister O.Panneerselvam, as was the case in the past whenever the party or its leader ran into trouble. But a final decision will be taken by the party later.

Though the vexing Cauvery water row was temporarily averted with Karnataka yielding to a Supreme Court order to release water to Tamil Nadu, the technical committee is due to visit Tamil Nadu, where the state administration will have to brief the panel and put forward its arguments.

Apollo Hospital in its latest bulletin said the CM’s treatment regimen that includes respiratory support, medicine to decongest the lungs, administration of antibiotics and therapy would continue.

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