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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Deepa Jayakumar launches front, to contest bypoll from aunt Jayalalithaa’s seat

In the battle for the chief minister’s chair between O Panneerselvam and VK Sasikala after Jayalalithaa’s death, Jayakumar had sided with OPS.

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Sasikala Natarajan set to become Chief Minister, but will Tamil Nadu accept this new star of sycophancy?

In the aftermath of Jayalalithaa’s demise, in a matter of two months, Sasikala has not only inherited her position, party and power – but also inherited AIADMK’s sycophancy.

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Can Deepa Jayakumar get Jayalalithaa’s followers to rally around her?

Since Jayalithaa’s passing, Jayakumar’s voice has been drowned out by the news involving Sasikala’s transcendence to AIADMK’s political throne.

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Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar to enter politics, says ‘landmark announcement’ on Feb 24

J Jayalalithaa niece Deepa Jayakumar announced that “a landmark announcement” would be made on February 24.

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Jolt to AIADMK: Madras High Court junks plea seeking Bharat Ratna for J Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa died on December 5 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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Confer Bharat Ratna on Jayalalithaa, CM Panneerselvam urges PM Modi

“Permission for installation of a life-sized statue of the departed leader on the Parliament premises has also been sought,” Panneerselvam said.

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AIADMK party wing urges VK Sasikala to become Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

A resolution in this regard was adopted at a meeting of the Peravai held at the burial site of Jayalalithaa at the Marina Beach.

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Sasikala Pushpa moves SC for CBI probe into Jayalalithaa’s death

In her petition, Pushpa has alleged that Jayalalithaa’s death was “suspicious” as her actual medical condition was not disclosed.

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DMK, PMK demand ‘white paper’ on treatment given to Jayalalithaa 

Since AIIMS doctors had also treated her, the treatment details should be informed to public by the Centre,” Stalin said.

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Senior AIADMK functionaries urge Amma’s aide Sasikala to lead the party

Earlier today, the party had strongly defended Sasikala saying there’s nothing wrong in its leaders calling on her as she is a key member. They had also announced that a person would soon be elected to the top post of General Secretary.

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Post Jayalalithaa’s death, caste equations, power centres among challenges facing Sasikala

According to party sources, Sasikala is unlikely to accommodate Natarajan or her brother V Divakaran in the party or any crucial posts.

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Jayalalithaa will be remembered for her public welfare schemes: Mehbooba Mufti

In his condolence message, Governor Vohra described her as a popular leader who has left an indelible impression on Indian politics.

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Jayalalithaa laid to rest with full state honours next to her mentor Dr MGR

The last rites were conducted by her close aide Sasikala.

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RIP J Jayalalithaa: Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan pay tribute, call her India’s ‘brave daughter’

RIP J Jayalalithaa: Celebs from Tamil film industry and Bollywood paid tributes to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who passed away on Monday. Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajith, Dhanush and Shah Rukh Khan are among those who mourned her death.

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Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa passes away at 68; Here’s how Twitterati reacted

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away late on Monday evening at Apollo Hospitals after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday.