Thanjavur (TN) | Opposition DMK today sought an interim arrangement to “effectively” handle issues likes the Cauvery row till the time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa returns after treatment from the hospital.
Party Treasurer and Opposition leader in the Tamil Nadu assembly M K Stalin said yesterday’s medical bulletin said the Chief Minister will require a longer stay in the hospital.
He said DMK president M Karunanidhi and the party wished her speedy recovery.
“But till the time she comes (back), there should be a acting Chief Minister or a Deputy Chief Minister, which would be taken up by ministers who are next in the hierarchy and take decisions in matters like the Cauvery issue. This is our stand,” Stalin, himself a former deputy CM, said.
The Apollo hospital had yesterday said “Jayalalithaa continues to improve but requires a longer stay at the hospital”.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 after she had complained of fever and dehydration.