After Rahul Gandhi and Vaiko, Opposition leader MK Stalin went to Apollo Hospital to visit Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. He was not allowed to see her, but reports said he spoke to her doctors and ministers present at the hospital. Stalin also wished her a quick recovery and said he was informed she was getting better. The Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to the hospital on September 22 for fever and dehydration.

The hospital on Saturday said the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief continued to be on respiratory support and that she was being closely monitored by “intensivists and consultants”. “Lung decongestion treatment is being continued. All other comprehensive measures including nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy are under way”, a statement from Apollo said.

On Friday, acting Governor C Vidyasagar Rao sought information aboutJayalalithaa’s health and the administration of the state during his meeting with senior government officials. Rao met Chief Secretary Ram Mohana Rao and two senior ministers O Panneerselvam and EK Palanisamy as her condition apparently continued to improve, according to Apollo Hospital. He also asked the leaders in charge about the state's preparations for the inspection of Tamil Nadu's reservoirs by experts deployed to help resolve the water dispute with Karnataka. The ministers told him that decisions were being taken on a "day to day basis".

The chief minister's health has been a major concern for the state, as rumours circulate that her condition has deteriorated significantly, even though the party has maintained that she is recovering. Mass prayer sessions, seeking divine intervention for the chief minister's speedy recovery, are being held across the state.