- Security has been tightened across Kerala.
- Jayalalitha was hospitalised on 22 September.
- Famed Sabarimala temple and popular tourist destinations lying close to Kerala-Tamil Nadu border are also under strict vigil.
In view of uncertainty prevailing over the health condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha, neighbouring state Kerala has intensified security along Kerala -Tamil Nadu border and Sabarimala.
District General of Police Loknath Behera has ordered deployment of force at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki and Palakkad considering the fact that any bad news from the Apollo Hospital could trigger untoward incidents in the state.
Security has also been tightened in Sabarimala, the hillock temple, which is visited by devotees from Tamil Nadu in large numbers every pilgrimage season.
Popular tourist destinations like Munnar and Thekkady in Idukki that lies close to Tamil Nadu border are also under strict vigil. State transport buses plying to Tamil Nadu have been suspended, and petrol pumps in Nagercoil are shut.
Jayalalitha, one of the most powerful politicians in India and supremo of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai on 22 September. She was treated by expert doctors from the UK, doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and a team of doctors at Apollo Hospitals.
Last month, her party gave a hint that the 68 year was on the road to recovery, but a statement from the Apollo Hospitals on Sunday said the Chief Minister had "suffered a cardiac arrest" and was being monitored by a team of experts and had asked the public to "pray for her speedy recovery".
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:00 PM IST