Leaders line up at Apollo, prayers on for Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa-swear-in Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai on September 22

Political leaders, including Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, visited the Apollo hospital in Chennai on Sunday to enquire about the condition of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa even as special prayers were held for her good health across Tamil Nadu. 

"I pray to the almighty that she recovers fully and gets back to her routine. I am fully confident that she will recover soon," Narayanasamy told reporters after visiting the hospital. 

Tamil Maanila Congress chief G.K. Vasan also visited the hospital where Jayalalithaa has been undergoing treatment since September 22. He said she was being given specialised medical care. 

He met the director of the hospital and interacted with doctors and state ministers, and was told that she was improving. 

"Our best wishes to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for a speedy recovery. We wish on behalf of Tamil Maanila Congress that she should resume her work for the people," he said. 

CPI leader and Rajya Sabha MP D.Raja said he spoke to doctors and AIADMK leaders present at the hospital and expressed his party's wishes for her early recovery. 

Meanwhile, special prayers continued at places of worship in the state for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery. 

After observing ritualistic stipulations for days, a massive "milk pot" procession was taken out in Madurai by AIADMK workers and supporters in which a sizable number of women cadres participated. 

The procession began from Saravana Poigai tank and culminated at the Subramania Swamy temple in Tiruparankundram where the milk carried in pots was used for worship. State Revenue Minister R.B.Udhayakumar and his party workers participated in the prayers. 

Yagnas were performed in several temples seeking a healthy and long life for Jayalalithaa. Minister Valarmathi and many other leaders participated in the Yagnas.

Similarly, special prayer sessions were organised by Christians at various churches.

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