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AIADMK leader Sasikala's husband admitted in hospital with breathing problems

Ruling AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan was on Sunday night hospitalised in Chennai with complaints of breathing problem, party sources said.

Natarajan was admitted to a corporate hospital after he complained of breathing trouble, they said without divulging any further information.

Natarajan’s health complications come on a day of significant developments as Sasikala moved one big step closer to becoming Tamil Nadu’s chief minister.

Read | From a shop owner to Tamil Nadu CM, quite a journey for ‘Chinnamma’ Sasikala

The 62-year-old general secretary, considered a close aide of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, was named AIADMK party leader while chief minister O Panneerselvam tendered his resignation, citing “personal reasons”.

Sasikala, who will meet governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to stake the claim to forming the government, is expected to be sworn-in before February 9, making her the third chief female chief minister.

Jayalalithaa, who won a sweeping victory in the 2016 assembly elections, came back to power on a crest that was short lived. She was admitted in the hospital in September, following complaints of shortness of breath, where she remained till her death on December 5. Following her demise, O Panneerselvam took charge as the chief minister.

Source: HindustanTimes