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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Mother’s Day 2018: From Indira Gandhi to Sheila Dikshit, here are some powerful politician moms

The history of women in Indian politics goes back to more than a hundred years. Even before the constitution of India guaranteed the women the right to vote, many of them tried their best to make a difference and they did succeed.

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Madras High Court orders Apollo Hospital to file report on Jayalalithaa blood sample

The court’s order came as it heard a petition filed by S Amrutha, who claims to be Jayalalithaa’s daughter. It fixed the next hearing for June 4.

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Have come to fill vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics, says Rajinikanth

Generously praising Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalithaa for their political experience and contribution, he said he can also run a government with the help of youth and technology and hardworking cadres in his party.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the ‘Amma scooter scheme’

Tamil Nadu got higher funds allocations, projects under NDA regime: PM Modi in Chennai

“After the NDA came to power, Tamil Nadu received Rs 1,80,000 crore under the 14th Finance Commission,” PM Modi said. He mentioned that around 9.5 lakh women in Tamil Nadu benefitted out of the Central government’s free cooking gas scheme

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday reached Chennai and launched the Tamil Nadu government’s ‘Amma scooter scheme’ for women on the birth anniversary

Modi in Chennai LIVE: PM inaugurates ‘Amma Scooter Scheme’, says it will go long way in empowerment of women

The PM was received by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy, Dy CM O Panneerselvam and others at Chennai airport

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Jayalalithaa 70th birth anniversary: PM Narendra Modi to launch Amma scooter scheme for women

As part of the 70th birth anniversary celebrations of the AIADMK supremo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Chennai to attend the launch of the AIADMK government’s ambitious scheme of providing 50 per cent subsidy to working women to buy two-wheelers.

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Jayalalithaa birth anniversary: PM Modi to launch Amma scooter scheme in Chennai

“The subsidised scooter programme for women was Amma’s (Jayalalithaa’s) pet project. It was in our manifesto for the 2016 elections. She had announced the scheme after the victory (in Assembly polls),” said AIADMK MP and senior leader V Maitreyan.

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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.

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. 

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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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.

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.

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‘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.

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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.