Chennai: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met ailing Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai. “I wanted to come and see M Karunanidhi Ji. He is a tough person, I met him and he is stable. Sonia ji has sent her best wishes and regards to the family,” Gandhi told the media. Earlier in the day, representatives of Malaysian Indian Congress visited Karunanidhi. Yesterday, representatives of Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena visited the ailing former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
Earlier this week, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu also met Karunanidhi at the Kauvery hospital. On July 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquired about the ill health of Karunanidhi and prayed for his quick recovery. The Prime Minister also spoke to Karunanidhi’s son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi regarding the same. Many political leaders, including Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam along with the other state ministers met DMK working President M.K Stalin to inquire about the health of his ailing father. Karunanidhi was admitted to the hospital following a drop in his blood pressure last week. The DMK chief, who is on intravenous antibiotics, was earlier undergoing treatment at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai.