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