Meanwhile, with the streets of Chennai thronging with anxious people as Chief Minister Jayalalithaa remains critical following a cardiac arrest, the state traffic police has blocked all roads lead to Apollo hospital where she is currently admitted to avoid traffic congestion.
There is heavy police deployment outside the Apollo hospital. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is on high alert after Jayalalithaa suffered cardiac arrest last evening.
Security has been stepped up across the city to attend any eventuality and buses plying out of Chennai have been reduced tonight and security in the capital has been tightened.
“With all blessings she will come out of this situation, being treated by the medical team,” a Tamil actor said.
Vasuki, supporter of AIADMK said, “Amma is our Rani of Jhansi, and has achieved what others cannot. All praying for her speedy recovery.”
Earlier, Chief Operating Officer of Apollo Hospital Dr Subbaiah Viswanathan said Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday evening and she is being treated and monitored by a team of experts and critical care specialists.
Apollo Hospital’s Joint Managing Director Sangita Reddy in a tweet last night said the Chief Minister is critical and a multi specialty team is trying everything possible.