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No law and order problem in Tamil Nadu: Rajnath Singh

New delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday ruled out the possibility of law and order problems in Tamil Nadu in the wake of the latest update on the health condition of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

“There is no issue of law and order. Law and order is not a concern yet,” he told reporters in New Delhi. Singh had last night spoken to Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and enquired about the health of Jayalalithaa, who, according to Apollo Hospitals, “continues to be very critical,” a day after suffering cardiac arrest.

She is on various life support systems, the hospital said.

Meanwhile, a senior Home Ministry official said the central government was closely monitoring the situation in Tamil Nadu all efforts are being made to maintain law and order so that no untoward incident takes place.

The Home Ministry officials are in constant touch with the officials of Tamil Nadu government and assessing the situation.

Law and order situation in Tamil Nadu was normal so far and adequate central forces were available in the state to assist the state administration, the officials said.

As many as 900 personnel of Rapid Action Force (RAF) of CRPF have been put on stand-by to be immediately airlifted from various places in the country to Tamil Nadu, if needed, they said.

A near total shutdown-like situation prevailed in Chennai today with shops and other establishments downing shutters and office goers returning home early as CM Jayalalithaa’s health condition continued to remain critical.

Some people were seen protesting against some TV channels, which aired “wrong news” on Jayalalilthaa’s health condition earlier in the evening.
PTI