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Rahul Gandhi, Rajinikanth visit Karunanidhi in Chennai hospital

The DMK chief has been admitted to the Kauvery hospital for urinary tract infection and other age-related ailments.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2018 08:58 IST
M Manikandan
M Manikandan
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Rahul Gandhi,M Karunanidhi,Kauvery hospital
Congress President Rahul Gandhi visits the ailing DMK president M Karunanidhi, who continues to remain in the intensive care for the fourth consecutive day, at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Indian National Congress (INC) president Rahul Gandhi visited Kauvery hospital in Chennai on Tuesday evening to enquire about the health condition of DMK president M Karunanidhi and said that the veteran DMK leader was doing well.

Karunanidhi is currently undergoing treatment in the hospital since Saturday due to urinary tract infection and age- related ailments.. “I met Karunanidhiji in Intensive Care Unit. We have a long relationship with Karunanidhi and DMK. He is doing well and his health condition is stable,” Rahul said.

“Karunanidhi is tough like the people of Tamil Nadu. Karunanidhi has the spirit of Tamil Nadu. I am happy to say that the leader is stable now.”

The Congress leader was in the hospital for nearly 15 minutes. He was accompanied by the party general secretary Mukul Wasnik and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar.

“He responded well to the medical management and his vitals have gradually normalised. Although there has been a resolution of condition which lead to his hospital admission, an extended period of hospitalisation will be necessary due to age related overall decline in his general health ...” Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, executive director, Kauvery hospital said in a statement.

Later in the day, actor Rajinikanth also visited the hospital.

After meeting Stalin, Rajinikanth said, “I enquired about Karunanidhi’s health to Azhagiri, Stalin and Kanimozhi. He should long live. I pray to the almighty for the speedy recovery of the DMK leader.”

First Published: Jul 31, 2018 18:58 IST