Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday left for Chennai, where Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is undergoing treatment for a liver-related ailment at a private hospital and his condition remains "critical".

Chavan and Pawar left for Chennai soon after the state cabinet meeting here, sources said.

An official at the Global Hospitals, where 67-year-old Deshmukh is under treatment, on Wednesday said the Congress leader is "still critical and continues to be under observation".

Meanwhile, people in Deshmukh's home town Latur on Wednesday organised prayer meeting at the local Town Hall for their leader's speedy recovery.


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