What made a once-shy girl to take to the male-dominated world of politics? And just how did a single woman overcome deaths of people close to her, loneliness, humiliation and salacious rumour-mongering to emerge as the undisputed leader of Tamil Nadu?
Deepa Jayakumar reached Jayalalithaa’s residence at Poes Garden along with her supporters on Sunday morning and was denied entry.
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Rural people still look upon her as their ‘Amma’ — or mother — and many speak of the several welfare schemes that she launched for their benefit.
Five police teams were probing the murder of security guard Om Bahadur, whose body was found on April 24.
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In the last two months, Tamil Nadu has dominated the media attention. In the last two months, there have been two swearing in ceremonies, a funeral and a prison sentence; there has been Cyclone Vardah and the Jallikattu fiasco. Perhaps it’s time to finally move on.
Sasikala will have to serve a little less than four years in jail, as she had earlier spent 21 days in a Bengaluru jail.
Being the closest aide of Jayalalithaa, it was she who stood unyielding beside her in the last hours before her death.
The disproportionate asset case against Jayalalithaa goes way back to chief ministerial tenure that began in 1991.
Sasikala convicted by Supreme Court: The court verdict ended the AIADMK general secretary’s bid to become the the chief minister of the state.
Jayalalithaa once spelt out Panneerselvam’s rich political resume at a party function.
Jayalalithaa was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act in 1996 for allegedly amassing unaccounted wealth.
Jayalalithaa, who had an iron grip over the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, held the general secretary post for over two decades.
Sasikala’s rise to fame in Tamil Nadu politics owes less to her leadership qualities and more to the enigmatic and yet firm relationship she shared with the late chief minister.