Political leaders pay visit to hospitalised DMK president M Karunanidhi
The 94-year-old leader was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Kauvery Hospital around 1:30 am.
"His blood pressure has been stabilized with medical management and he continues to be monitored and treated by a panel of experts," it said.
Several senior DMK leaders, including party working president and Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin, and other frontline leaders such as Duraimurugan, Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, and former Union minister A Raja were present at the hospital.
Karunanidhi's estranged son and former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader M K Alagiri, who was expelled from the party by the DMK chief in January 2014 after a prolonged struggle for power with his younger brother Stalin, also visited his father's house and the hospital.
Hours before Karunanidhi was moved to the hospital. Stalin had said the former Tamil Nadu chief minister's health was improving. On Wednesday, he had assured people that there was nothing to worry about his father's health.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Palaniswami told reporters in Salem that the Tamil Nadu government was ready to provide all possible medical assistance to ailing Karunanidhi, who was a five-time CM if it was approached.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "My prayers for Sh Karunanidhi's fast recovery."
State Health Minister C Vijayabaskar too wished the DMK supremo a speedy recovery.
"Karunanidhiji is totally stable... he is improving... we are praying for his speedy recovery," Azad told reporters, adding the Congress high command had directed them to inquire about the health of nonagenarian leader.
State Congress leaders including EVKS Elangovan, TNCC chief Su Thirunavukkarasar, were present at the hospital.
Actors including Prabhu and Nasser also paid a visit to the hospital.
For the past two years, the DMK president has not been making any public appearance owing to his ill health, but he still holds the top post in the Dravidian party.
A few days ago, he underwent a procedure to change his tracheostomy tube to help him in breathing.
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