August 7, 2018 16:16 IST

Karunanidhi remains critical: Heavy police deployment across Chennai

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Karunanidhi remains critical: Heavy police deployment across Chennai DMK President M. Karunanidhi's health remained critical on Tuesday, party leaders said, as his son and party stalwart M.K. Stalin met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami here. The meeting took place at Palaniswami's residence. Further details were not available. Stalin was accompanied by some party colleagues. DMK cadres continued to mass in large numbers outside the Kauvery Hospital where Karunanidhi, 94, has been admitted since July 28. "Ezhundhu Vaa Thalaivaa" (Awake, our leader) and "Vaa, Vaa, Gopalapuram Polaam Vaa" (Come, Come, let's go to Gopalapuram) were among the slogans raised by the emotionally-charged crowd, referring to the locality where the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has a house.
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Tight security across Chennai Hundreds of men and women have assembled outside the hospital located in Alwarpet in south Chennai. "We want to hear the good news about our leader's health. That is why we are here," said a party member.
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Tamil Nadu DGP orders all cops to report on duty The crowd outside the hospital started to swell after the medical bulletin issued by Kauvery Hospital on Monday evening said that Karunanidhi's condition had deteriorated.