Many petrol bunks across the state remained shut anticipating protests on Monday. The few functioning, saw hoards of people rushing to fill up their vehicle tanks. While schools and colleges functioned as usual, market places saw people throng to buy essential commodities.
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Amidst rumours of possible shut down, instances of milk being sold higher than MRP was reported from various places across the state even as it's Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues to be monitored at Chennai's Apollo Hospital.
All police stations were put on alert and officers asked to report earlier by order of the DGP. Additional forces have been deployed outside Apollo hospital considering the crowd that is gathering outside.
While all political leaders in Tamil Nadu have cancelled their tour plans and have stay put. Officials, bureaucrats have returned to Chennai and legislators of AIADMK are likely to be present at Apollo Hospital at 11 AM.
Even as prayers pour in for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery, supporters and party workers alike continue to throng outside the hospital where AIADMK's chief is being treated after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.
Karnataka state transport buses have stopped plying to Tamil Nadu and service is likely to be restored only after assurance of smooth operations.
Meanwhile, AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswati said that the doctors have assured them on Jayalalithaa'a recovery and that she has recovered and out of danger.