Apollo Hospitals denied media reports that Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa (Amma) passed away on Monday Evening. Apollo Hospitals after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday. She breathed her last at 11.30 pm and it was confirmed by the party and the hospital management. The Chief Minister, who has been in Apollo since September 22, Jayalalithaa’s body will be taken to her residence, Poes Garden tonight. Former interim chief minister and senior AIADMK MLA O Panneerselvam chaired a party meeting at its headquarters in Royapettah and conveyed the news to its 134 MLAs.
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The party MLAs are scheduled to meet later this evening, apparently to chalk out the next course of action. Though party sources did not reveal the agenda of the meeting scheduled in the evening, they, however, confirmed that the legislators would discuss key matters.
Earlier today, PM Narendra Modi was briefed on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalithaa’s condition as Apollo Hospitals denied reports of her death. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, who visited the hospital to enquire about her health, briefed the prime minister. He, however, did not speak to the media.