Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met on Saturday DMK patriarch Karunanidhi, who is undergoing treatment for lung and throat infection at a private hospital in Chennai.
“I just met him, I wanted to personally wish him a speedy recovery. I was very happy to see that he is doing well and the doctors told me that he is going to go home pretty soon and that is good news,” he told reporters.
Flanked by senior party leaders including Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar and DMK treasurer M K Stalin, he called Karuananidhi a “leader of the Tamil people, leader of Tamil Nadu,” and said he wanted to “wish him personally”.
To a query, he said, “Yes I met him (Karunanidhi), I said hello to him and he is doing well. Hopefully he will be out (of the hospital) soon and Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) has also sent her regards to him.”
92-year-old Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on December 15 following complaints of difficulty in breathing due to throat and lung infection.
He underwent tracheostomy on Friday and the hospital said the DMK chief’s condition was stable.