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Gadkari visits hospital, enquires about Karuna's health

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Gadkari tonight visited a city hospital here and enquired about the health of ailing DMK M Karunanidhi.

Gadkari was received by former A Raja, after which he met Karunanidhi' son and DMK working M K and other family members.

The is scheduled to participate in an event here tomorrow.

Cadres, meanwhile, resumed their 'Ezhunthu Va Thalaiva,' (Get up leader, come) sloganeering and some of them recited his popular Tamil verses.

Police, meanwhile, increased the deployment of its personnel here as the whole of Eldams Road junction at the upscale Alwarpet area here teemed with DMK cadres.

and several legislators, including Duraimurugan left the hospital premises by 10.10 PM.

The had earlier said that the condition of the ailing DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi has "declined" and keeping his vital organs functioning remains a "challenge", indicating the next 24 hours could be crucial. PTI VGN APR

Karunanidhi was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital on July 28 following a dip in blood pressure, which stabilised following medical intervention.

The hospital had, however, said on July 31 that an extended stay could be necessary due to age-related overall decline in his general health, altered liver function and haematological parameters.

A host of dignitaries and political leaders, including Kovind Vice and have visited the hospital over the last few days to inquire about the condition of the DMK veteran.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 23:00 IST