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And Now This: TN Has Posters Giving Amma’s Fever a Good Scolding

A Jayalalithaa bhakt has put up posters condemning the fever that has caused her to be hospitalised.

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J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu. (Photo: Reuters)

Much like several people of Tamil Nadu, a local Tamilian is rather upset at the news of Tamil Nadu’s Amma, J Jayalalithaa’s illness. Not knowing where to direct his ire (and perhaps frustration at how unfair life is), the man has decided to be angry at Amma’s fever.

Yes, that’s right. There are now posters condemning the fever that has caused Amma to be hospitalised.

A poster condemning Jayalalithaa’s fever. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/dineshakula/status/781037521807499264">Dinesh Akula</a>)
A poster condemning Jayalalithaa’s fever. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/Dinesh Akula)

The poster has images of Jayalalithaa, former chief minister and Jayalalithaa’s mentor MG Ramachandran and another man (probably the one who put up the poster) and invokes the ‘Almighty’ to cure the southern state’s matriarch.

Loosely translated, the poster reads:

Stone-hearted fever,
Do not touch our goddess Amma,
Don’t touch her,
Don’t touch her,
O daughter of the Gods!
With God’s blessings,’
Rise once again with courage.
— Issued by Amma’s bhakt Nellai A Suresh.

This is only one instance of the hold that Jayalalithaa commands over the people in Tamil Nadu.

The news of her illness affected a man, Rathinam so much that he poured kerosene on himself in front of the Salem Collectorate.

Police intervened and stopped him before he could strike a match and set himself on fire.

I cannot bear my leader (Jayalalithaa) being unwell and being admitted in the hospital. I want her to live long. No one else can take her place.
Rathinam told The News Minute
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Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai after she was taken ill. For several months there have been rumours of her not keeping well.

But through her party’s denial of rumours around her health and the hospital saying she would be discharged in “a few days,” the one thing that has stayed constant is her fans’ undying support, manifesting in strange and often dangerous ways.

(With inputs from The News Minute, India Live Today)

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