CHENNAI: DMK chief M Karunanidhi, hospitalised for breathing difficulties, is expected to return home in a couple of days as he has been showing better improvement.
The party’s treasurer, MK Stalin, on Monday said, “He has recovered well and will be discharged from the hospital within two days.”
Karunanidhi underwent tracheostomy at the Kauvery Hospital on Friday after he was admitted with a throat and lung infection.
On Monday too, several leaders belonging to various political parties made a beeline to enquire about the health condition of the DMK patriarch.
Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan, BJP state president Dr Tamilisai Soundarrajan, Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) president K Veeramani, former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan and Rajya Sabha Member EM Sudarsana Natchiappan were notable among the visitors.
“I met him at his residence last time, now at the hospital. He is recovering well. I was told that he would return home in two days,” Pon Radhakrishnan told reporters.
Apollo Hospitals chairman Dr C Pratap Reddy also visited Kauvery Hospital to enquire about the health condition of the DMK chief.
Won’t respond to Vaiko’s imaginary allegations: Stalin
Two days after MDMK general secretary Vaiko’s car was targeted by irate DMK supporters outside Kauvery Hospital, DMK treasurer MK Stalin said he won’t respond to the imaginary charges levelled against him.
Talking to reporters here on Monday after wishing DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan on his birthday, Stalin said, “I don’t want to create an unsavoury situation by responding to his extreme level of imagination.”
A group of DMK cadre attacked Vaiko’s car on Saturday by hurling footwear and bricks just outside the Kauvery Hospital, forcing him to return without visiting his estranged mentor Karunanidhi.
DMK leaders, including MK Stalin, lost no time in condemning the attack and expressing disapproval over the incident.
However, remaining dissatisfied, Vaiko, who caused a split in the DMK in the early 90s by floating the MDMK, alleged that it was a pre-meditated attack launched under the instructions of a top DMK leader.
He also trained his guns on Stalin, saying the DMK scion had been neglecting Vaiko on a few occasions when the two came face to face.