J Jayalalithaa

J Jayalithaa is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and supremo of the ruling AIADMK. She was a popular south Indian actor before entering politics under the mentorship of Tamil icon MGR. She was born to a Tamil Brahmin family in Karnataka state. In this stint she has been chief minister for two years. In previous stints, she has served in the top post from 1991 to 1996, in 2001, from 2002 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2014. She has been mired in various corruption scandals and was the first Indian chief minister to be disqualified, in 2014. She is popularly referred to as Puratchi Thalaivi and Amma.
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Retired Tamil Nadu High Court judge to head probe into Jayalalithaa’s death

Justice (Retd) Arumugasamy will head the inquiry into the circumstances leading to the death of Jayalalithaa on December 5 last year after 75 days of treatment at corporate Apollo Hospitals in Chennai

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Ready to submit video on Jayalalithaa when she was in hospital to probe agency, says T T V Dhinakaran

Referring to DMK Working President M K Stalin’s appeal for a CBI probe into former chief minister’s treatment and death, Dhinakaran claimed such a demand was being made ever since the “wrong campaign” against Sasikala by them and others was fading.

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Dhinakaran faction moves EC against Sasikala ouster

The party’s merged factions under Edappadi Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam on Tuesday declared late chief minister J Jayalalithaa as AIADMK’s “permanent” general secretary.

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Minister releases video of Jayalalithaa apparently targeting Sasikala

After releasing the CDs, the minister told reporters that one of the CDs contained Jayalalithaa’s speech in 2011 in the party General Council, warning of action against those who maintained any truck with Sasikala and other expelled relatives of hers.

Deepa opposes plans to convert Jaya’s residence into memorial

Deepa said she has the “moral and legal rights” to stake claim to the Poes Garden property and termed the announcement by the chief minister a “drama” while alleging that there was some motive behind it.

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Retired HC judge to probe J Jayalalithaa death: CM E K Palaniswami

 Palaniswami’s announcements indicated that the talks between the EPS and OPS factions — which broke down and were revived several times in the last few months — were progressing well.

I have legal right over Poes Garden, says Deepa as CM Palaniswami decides to make it Jayalalithaa’s memorial

Veda Nilayam, the residence of Jayalalithaa was occupied by her till her hospitalisation in September last year. Post her death, her close aid, V K Sasikala lived here until she was jailed in the The Disproportionate Assets case.

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Tamil Nadu CM says Jayalalithaa’s death will be probed by commission headed by retired judge

Additionally, the chief minister has announced that Veda Nilayam, the Poes Garden residence of Jayalalithaa, will be turned into a memorial dedicated to her life and career.  

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With 23 MLAs, T T V Dinakaran shows his strength, gets in the way of merger

The rally comes at a time when the two factions, led by Chief Minister E K Palaniswami and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, seem set to seal a merger deal by ousting Sasikala and her family from the party.

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Jaya’s thumb impression: HC issues notice to AIADMK MLA

P Saravanan submitted that the state Health Secretary had played a vital role in the treatment provided to Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals, where a government doctor, had attested Jayalalithaa’s left thumb impression on some documents including election documents.

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Refrain from making generalised comments: TN minister to Kamal Haasan

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D Jayakumar wondered why Kamal Haasan had not levelled such allegations when late chief minister J Jayalalithaa was alive and questioned why he was speaking out now.

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J Jayalalithaa death: O Panneerselvam offers Rs 10k to anyone getting reply from CM K Palaniswami

Panneerselvam reiterated that his party’s “dharma yudh” would continue till the ‘mysterious knots’ in the death of Jayalalithaa were removed. Panneerselvam-led AIADMK faction had on March 8 staged a one-day fast here and in the district capitals, demanding an independent probe into the demise of Jayalalithaa.

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Tamil Nadu govt to set up E-villages named after former CM J Jayalalithaa

Making suo motu announcements in the state assembly covering the IT department among others, Palaniswami said Tele Education and Tele Medicine Services will also be provided to the selected village under this scheme.

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Another death at Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad estate: All that has happened so far

Accountant Dinesh Kumar’s death comes nearly two-and-a-half months after a security guard of the estate was found murdered on April 24 this year. One of the suspects in the case, Jayalalithaa’s driver Kanakaraj, died in a road mishap on April 29 in Salem.

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Kodanad estate: J Jayalalithaa’s estate accountant found hanging in house

The body of Kumar, one of the three accountants attached to the estate which used to be J Jayalalithaa’s retreat, was taken to Kothagiri Government hospital, where a postmortem would be carried out tomorrow, police said.