Justice Katju expresses his love for hospitalised Jayalalithaa in Facebook post

Markandey Katju and J Jayalalithaa
Markandey Katju and J Jayalalithaa

Former Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju is known for his controversial comments in the past over various issues. According a report by First Post, Katju wrote an sentimental Facebook post in which he described the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister as a 'lioness' and called her opponents, 'langoors'.

The post has since been deleted. Below is the full text...

"All these Cassandras of doom will be disillusioned. Jayalalitha is a sherni, and her opponents are langoors.
She will recover and be back to work.
When I was a young man, and she too was young I thought her extrememly attractive and had fallen in love with her, though of course she did not know about it, and it was unrequited love.
I still find her attractive (which unfortunately I am not now), and am still in love with her, and wish her speedy recovery. Hari Om"

Katju followed that up with another detailed Facebook post on the two occasions that he met Jayalalithaa, which can be read below...

The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22 for fever and dehydration. A three-member doctors team from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) arrived to examine her.

Following that, many supporters of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister gathered outside the premises and offered prayers for her speedy recovery.

Police arrested two people for spreading rumours about her health on social media, following a complaint from the ruling AIADMK party's IT secretary.

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