In Tamilnadu, history is repeating. The present politics are similar to MGR era. 30 years ago then Chief Minister MG Ramachandran was unwell. Now Jayalalitha is unwell. She is getting treatment at Apollo hospital in Chennai. The state Governor Vidya Sagar Rao assigned the portfolios controlled by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to minister Panneerselvam, and power to control the government. 3 decades ago, the same arrangement was done, when then CM, MGR was flown to the US for treatment.
With AIADMK being a Jayalalithaa-driven party , Delhi’s political circles have begun discussing whether or not the AIADMK `brass’ has the wherewithal to deal with an attainable long absence of its leader. It’s this that prompted high-profile visits from the Congress and BJP to the hospital where ` Amma(Jayalalitha) ‘ is undergoing treatment.
Despite a chilly equation between party chief Sonia Gandhi and Jayalalithaa, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi created it some extent to go to the hospital to inquire concerning the CM’s health, triggering `Tamilnadu visits’ from the BJP camp and whispers on whether or not Gandhi’s courtesy decision would herald a thaw in Congress-AIADMK relations.
This is a lot of therefore as new state PCC chief Thirunavakkarasar, a former ADMK leader, had worked closely with MG Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa. Incidentally, the Congress is sore with DMK over seats allotted in native body elections.
However, Thirunavakkarasar denied any political motive in Gandhi’s visit. “Rahulji’s visit to the hospital was strictly a courtesy decision to inquire concerning the health of the chief minister. What Rahulji did is in line with the culture of Congress. you will recall then Prime Minister Indira had visited then Chief Minister MG Ramachandran once he was in the hospital. Similarly, Rajiv Gandhi, as PM, came to Chennai to fulfil Jayalalithaa once she was in an exceedingly hospital”, Thirunavakkarasar told media. But there’s already speculation whether or not the visit of BJP President Amit Shah, and minister Arun Jaitley would be followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Chennai visit.