Rahul Meets Karunanidhi: Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived Chennai to meet former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and DMK Chief Karunanidhi, who has been re-admitted to Kauvery hospital in Chennai after he complained of lung and throat infection.
After meeting Karunanidhi, Rahul said the DMP supremo is doing well and will recover soon.
“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.
Rahul says Karunanidhi is a leader of Tamil People
Rahul went to meet Karunanidhi at a hospital with his party’s senior leader including Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar and DMK Treasurer M K Stalin. He hailed Karunanidhi as a “leader of the Tamil people, leader of Tamil Nadu, and said- so I thought I would come and wish him personally.”
“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,” Gandhi said as quoted by PTI.
Rahul meets Karunanidhi after several years
DMK supremo Karunanidhi was re-admitted to Kauvery hospital on the night of December 15 when he again complained of lungs and throat infection. He was discharged just before a few days from the hospital. The 92-years-old leader underwent tracheostomy at the hospital to optimize breathing and later the hospital said DMK chief’s condition was stable. Rahul had also visited Apollo hospital to meet former CM J Jayalalithaa when she underwent several treatments and was supposed to meet Karunanidhi as well. However, this is the first time he visited the leader in past several years.