Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa suffered cardiac arrest on Sunday evening and was rushed to the Critical care unit in Chennai's Apollo hospital. Before the official confirmation from the hospital came, scores of AIADMK workers and Jayalalithaa supporters landed outside the hospital that has turned into a fortress.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest around 4.30 PM on Sunday but Apollo hospital issued an official statement only by 9.15 pm. The statement was issued after speculations on her health condition spread like wild fire.
Senior ministers and bureaucrats rushed to the hospital soon after news of her health condition became public. All police stations including district headquarters have been alerted. Additional police deployment was reported from Apollo hospital.
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The Tamil Nadu DG has cancelled his scheduled tour to Madurai. The in-charge governor is flying down from Mumabi to Chennai immediately. Home Minister Rajnath singh has spoken to the governor who is headed to Chennai.