Ruling AIADMK on Monday claimed party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's statement has created a 'wave of joy' in the state, especially among her supporters, as some workers distributed sweets outside Apollo Hospital, where she has been admitted since September 22.
AIADMK Spokesperson C Ponnaiyan said Jayalalithaa was "very well" and that she will soon take over the reins of the party as well as governance. "The Chief Minister is very well and will be returning home soon. The time when governance and political work under Amma duly happens is just around the corner," he said.
Speaking to reporters here, he thanked the doctors who treated the 68 year-old leader and people who prayed for her recovery. Referring to her first communication yesterday in about 50 days since being first hospitalised for fever and dehydration, Ponnaiyan said it has resulted in a "wave of joy" in the state.
Another party spokesperson, Panruty S Ramachandran, said Jayalalithaa's signed statement proved she was ready to serve the people of the state again. "She has made it clear she is ready once gain for public service. She has said she has taken rebirth. This shows her service to people of Tamil Nadu has not gone waste," he said.
Meanwhile, buoyed by Jayalalithaa's statement, some party workers distributed sweets to members of public outside the Apollo Hospital here. Jayalalithaa had yesterday said she had taken 'rebirth' because of the prayers of the people and urged them to vote for the AIADMK in the November 19 polls to three assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry.
In her first communication since being hospitalised in September, the chief minister said she did not have any grievances in view of the people's "great love" for her, and that, "by God's grace, very soon, by recovering fully, I am waiting to resume work."
The AIADMK supremo was admitted to Apollo Hospital here on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. Later, the hospital had said she was being treated for an infection with respiratory support, among others, by doctors including specialists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and from London.