Rumours spread like wildfire about DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s death on Tuesday evening, September 26. However, party's working president MK Stalin has assured that his father's health condition is fine and that he was doing well.
The rumour allegedly started when a circular directing all Tamil Nadu Special Police (TSP) battalions to report to their respective headquarters issued by the Director-General of Police, reported the Hindu.
The circular caused panic among people.
This triggered rumours about DMK leader M Karunanidhi’s health condition and the continuance of the ruling party in power.
However, it was only a routine circular that the DGP’s office sends out at regular intervals.
The rumours were so strong that party leaders led by DMK working president MK Stalin, general secretary K Anbhazhagan, former ministers Arcot N Veeraswamy, A Raja and TR Baalu rushed to his Gopalapuram residence and met him.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting Stalin said, “My father is fine. My father is healthy. Who are spreading the rumours?"
“The reports on my father’s health are baseless and untrue. He is doing fine. I request the people not to believe any rumours about his health,” DMK MP and Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi said.
Later, the DMK released a photo of Anbazhagan and Veerasamy calling on Karunanidhi. Stalin is also in the picture.