RIP Amma hashtag trends even as Jayalalithaa still remains critical
While Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's health continues to remain critical, Twitter trended RIP Amma and RIP Jayalalithaa hashtag
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa
While Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's health continues to remain critical, Twitter trended RIP Amma and RIP Jayalalithaa hashtag.
J. Jayalalithaa is still alive, Apollo Hospitals said on Monday, after a TV report about her death sparked trouble and mass frenzy outside the hospital.
Here is how Twitter offered condolences.
Please wait for the official announcement. ðÂÂ¢— Rahul Dhamija (@rahul_dhamija) December 5, 2016
Why so hurry for the #RIPAmma messages?
May your soul rest in peace. #RIPAmma— APOORVA DUBEY (@apoorvadwivedi1) December 5, 2016
#RIPJayalalithaa what the shit? before official declaration how come this even break! so bad taste— ATANU ROY (@atanunarrates) December 5, 2016
However, there were many who even waited for confirmation.
What is wrong with people? #RIPAmma the top trend? At least wait for official confirmation! Why so desperate to kill someone!— Mahima Chowdhary (@ChowdharyMahima) December 5, 2016
Apollo Hospitals just tweeted she is still alive and under observation. Some Dumb media channels are Double crossing ppls. #RIPAmma— Swati Sinha (@MeSwati001) December 5, 2016
False alarm #RIPJayalalithaa— à®Âà®³à¯Âà®Âà®©à¯Â.. (@im_mahen) December 5, 2016
Apollo said that Jayalalithaa, 68, who suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, "continues to be on life support at the hospital".
A large number of doctors from Apollo and AIIMS continue to provide all life saving measures, Sangita Reddy, Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, had tweeted earlier. But before the clarification came, a Sun TV report that Jayalalithaa was no more triggered frenzy both outside the hospital, where thousands had gathered since Sunday evening, and at the AIADMK headquarters.
A group of emotionally charged AIADMK activists tried to barge into the hospital after breaking the police barricades but were pushed back by the police. Many others simply broke down, unable to check their emotions. There were loud cries of "Amma, Amma!"
At the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai, the party flag was brought down to half mast. It was restored to its original position once the Apollo statement came.
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