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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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PM Modi to launch Amma scooter scheme on Jayalalithaa birth anniversary

The development comes nearly a week after Panneerselvam revealed that Prime Minister Modi had insisted that he join the cabinet of his then-rival Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and merge the warring factions of the party.

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Jayalalithaa’s portrait unveiled in TN Assembly, DMK moves court for its removal

DMK and Congress boycotted the event, claiming former AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa was ‘convicted’ in a disproportionate assets case and, therefore, did not deserve such an honour.

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Parties oppose unveiling J Jayalalithaa’s portrait, DMK to boycott event

Hailing J Jayalalithaa for her achievements, Cooperation Minister Sellur K Raju pointed out measures like the cradle baby scheme to protect girl children and starting the first all women police stations in India. 

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Now, Sasikala’s brother Divakaran says Jayalalithaa passed away a day before she was declared dead

“Jayalalithaa died on December 4 at 5.15 pm. The AIADMK delayed the announcement for security reasons and to secure all Apollo group of hospitals in the state,” Divakaran claimed

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Tamil Nadu politics: New messiahs, and how they are different from the old

J Jayalalithaa, an actor who paired with MGR in a number of films, was looked upon as his political heir, and the voters of MGR became her voters.

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Govt doctor deposes before panel probing Jayalalithaa’s death

The commission of inquiry was constituted by the Tamil Nadu government to go into the circumstances surrounding the hospitalisation and death of Jayalalithaa and commenced its hearing on November 22 last year.

'Jayalalithaa was brought to Apollo in breathless condition'

‘No Tamil Nadu minister met J Jayalalithaa during her hospitalisation’

Tamil Nadu Deputy CM O Panneerselvam who took over as chief minister following Jayalalithaa’s death, later revolted against her close aide Sasikala, alleging that he was forced to make way for her elevation to the top post of the state.

RK Nagar election result highlights: TTV Dinakaran to debut in state assembly, defeats rival AIADMK by over 40,000 votes

RK Nagar election results LIVE UPDATES: In a historic victory, sidelined leader TTV Dinakaran, who fought as an independent candidate, won the RK Nagar bye-election with a margin of over 40000 votes.

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Madras High Court issues notice to Jayalalitha’s niece, nephew on plea by woman claiming to be daughter

The woman had last month moved the Supreme Court with the same prayer but it had refused to entertain the plea. She had claimed that she was given in adoption to Jayalalithaa’s sister and her husband.

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Woman moves Madras HC claiming to be Jayalalithaa’s daughter

The woman had claimed that she had been given in adoption to Jayalalithaa’s sister and her husband.

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RK Nagar bypolls highlights: In contest for Jayalalithaa’s seat, voting concludes with 77.68 % turnout

RK Nagar bypolls highlights: The election to the seat was necessitated after the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Dinakaran faction trying to influence RK Nagar bypoll: AIADMK on release of Jayalalithaa's hospital video

Dinakaran faction trying to influence RK Nagar bypoll: AIADMK on release of Jayalalithaa’s hospital video

The video, which comes a day before the bypoll at Jayalalithaa’s R K Nagar constituency, is being seen as an attempt to counter allegations and rumours that hold V K Sasikala and her family responsible for the AIADMK supremo’s death.

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R K Nagar bye-election: Dinakaran faction releases video of Jayalalithaa in hospital, EC tells media can’t air footage

The release of the video, a day before the bypoll at late Jayalalithaa’s R K Nagar constituency, is being seen as an attempt to counter allegations and rumours that held V K Sasikala and her family responsible for the AIADMK supremo’s death.

R K Nagar bypoll: As campaign ends in Chennai, Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK flounders

R K Nagar bypoll: As J Jayalalithaa’s constituency votes on December 21 — to elect a new MLA after her death last year — her own AIADMK is nowhere in the frame in the final days of the campaign.

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Jayalalithaa’s death probe: Niece Deepa tells panel her aunt may have been attacked

On September 22, 2016, Jayalalithaa was in good health and till nine pm that day, attended government work, Deepa, who shot to the limelight ahead of the death of the late leader last year, said.