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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Sasikala's brother says Jayalalithaa left her without 'protection'

Sasikala’s brother says J Jayalalithaa left her without ‘protection’

Sasikala has always been under a cloud of ‘inquiry’ after the AIADMK lost the 1996 assembly elections, Divakaran said.

If polls held now, we’ll win… And if AIADMK loses, it can’t expect to ever return to power: Kanimozhi

Rajya Sabha MP and DMK leader Kanimozhi defends DMK’s role post-Jayalalithaa, explains why the party has issues with BJP, talks about Kamal Haasan’s political aspirations, justifies poll freebies, accepts revival of caste in the state, and discusses why men find it difficult to concede ground to women in politics

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Madras HC directs EC not to announce RK nagar Bypoll schedule until voter verification is complete

The court had last month directed the EC to conduct “preferably” by December 31 the bypoll to the constituency, which has been lying vacant following the demise of J Jayalalithaa.

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One-man commission probing Jayalalithaa’s death takes charge

The commission shall submit its report in three months, as per the Government Order.

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CM K Palaniswami lays foundation for aerospace park in Tamil Nadu

The aerospace park would have engineering and allied industries for manufacture of aerospace components and Wednesday’s initiative was part of the government’s ongoing push for industrialization in the state, an official release here said.

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Jayalalithaa’s death: Probe commission to begin inquiry today

Jayalalithaa death probe: The inquiry was initiated after a section of AIADMK leaders complained of not having access to the then party supremo at the hospital.

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Tamil Nadu government to dispose of J Deepa plea on Jayalalithaa residence in 4 weeks

“The press release of the chief minister (making public the decision) is without any basis and he (K Palaniswami) has got no locus standi to issue it with respect to a private property which lawfully belongs to me and my brother,” she said.

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TN govt to dispose of Deepa plea on Jaya residence in 4 weeks

Deepa claimed that her father got married after her grandmother’s death and lived in a joint family with his wife, children as well as his sister (Jayalalithaa) in the same house for a long time.

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RK Nagar bye-election to be held before December 31: EC

The poll in the constituency which was scheduled to be held on April 12 this year, was cancelled by the EC in wake of allegations of voters being bribed. 

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Madras HC adjourns hearing on petition on Jayalalithaa’s death 

In his petition filed before the 14th Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Egmore in Chennai, the petitioner had sought a direction to the Thousand Lights police station to register a case of suspicious death in connection with Jayalalithaa’s demise.

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Jayalalithaa’s death: Inquiry panel to submit report in 3 months

The probe was a key demand of the then rebel AIADMK faction led by O Panneerselvam as a pre-condition for the merger of his camp with that of Chief Minister K Palaniswami. The two factions had merged on August 21.

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Jayalalithaa death: Madras HC directs EC official to appear on October 6

Justice P Velmurugan directed Wilfred to appear before the court “with all the documents mentioned in the judge’s summons”. The judge was passing interim orders on an additional affidavit filed by the defeated DMK candidate, on September 22.

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Tamil Nadu Minister says they were ‘briefed’ about J Jayalalithaa’s health

Forest Minister Dindigul C Srinivasan and Commercial Taxes Minister K C Veeramani had recently said that no one was allowed to see Jayalalithaa, while their cabinet colleague Sellur K Raju on Tuesday contradicted them.

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Tamil Nadu minister contradicts colleagues’ claim of not meeting Jayalalithaa

Latching onto the issue, the camp of rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran said the Commission of Inquiry constituted on Monday by the state government to go into Jayalalithaa’s death should question the state ministers over their contradictory views.

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All ministers met Jayalalithaa during her hospitalisation: TN minister Sellur K Raju

“All the ministers met her,” Raju told reporters when asked if he had met Jayalalithaa during her 75 days of hospitalisation from September 22 last year