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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.


V K Sasikala: ‘To retain power, Amma’s followers must work together’

February 25, 2021 7:29 am

Sasikala further said that to retain power in Tamil Nadu, all “Amma’s followers” should work together “like bees” and take a vow towards the goal of forming the government again, adding that she could “see the face of Jayalalithaa” in each of the party workers.

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala to reach Chennai on February 7

February 03, 2021 6:11 pm

AMMK general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, who visited Madurai earlier today to attend a family event of his party functionary, said cadres and the general public are waiting to provide a rousing welcome to ‘Chinamma’ (Sasikala) on her return to Chennai.

Jayalalithaa’s residence inaugurated as a memorial

January 29, 2021 8:19 am

Jayalalithaa's legal heirs filed petitions challenging the government’s notification for the acquisition of Veda Nilayam to turn it into a memorial and the award passed by the land acquisition officer.

Win this poll for Amma: Palaniswami at Jaya memorial launch

January 28, 2021 2:59 am

During the inauguration, Palaniswami devoted most of his speech to list out all important policies and welfare schemes introduced by Jayalalithaa during her four tenures and called it the golden era of Tamil Nadu.

As Sasikala prepares for homecoming, buzz of new political equations in Chennai

January 27, 2021 9:24 pm

While her travel back to Chennai could still be a few days away as she is under treatment for Covid-19, speculations have already begun on the moves that may be afoot on the state’s political chess board with the return of ‘Chinnamma’.

AIADMK leaders OPS, EPS unveil grand memorial of former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa

January 27, 2021 2:21 pm

Spread over 50,000 square feet, the structure is built at a cost of Rs 79.75 crore alongside the Marina Beach in Chennai.

Junior Stalin in line opposition fire over crass remark against CM Palaniswami

January 08, 2021 10:04 pm

In one such public meeting, the junior Stalin made a derogatory remark against the CM, drawing flak from the ruling AIADMK as well as political observers.

AIADMK leaders pay tribute to Jayalalithaa on fourth death anniversary

December 05, 2020 2:03 pm

Clad in black shirt, party coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, party co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and other AIADMK ministers and MLAs paid tribute to AIADMK supremo’s memorial.

Explained: Ahead of TN Polls, AIADMK has a crisis to resolve & many questions to answer within

October 06, 2020 9:01 am

EPS, as a CM, has also emerged as a seasoned politician and a not-so-bad administrator for the bureaucracy, the famous Madras Cadre of Tamil Nadu, who actually runs the government administration.

Inside Jayalalithaa's library: 8,376 books, Tirukkural to Discovery of India

July 31, 2020 10:53 am

Officials and insiders who had direct access to Jayalalithaa and her residence recalled how she zealously maintained her books with serial numbers and title stickers. And of the long hours she spent reading on the first floor of Veda Nilayam.


M K Stalin becomes DMK president unopposed

August 28, 2018 2:12 pm

M K Stalin succeeded his father, M Karunanidhi, as president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday.

J Jayalalithaa: Rare and unseen images from her film career, see pics

December 06, 2016 1:32 pm

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr J Jayalalithaa passed away while she was under the medical care at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Monday.

AIADMK supporters celebrate Jayalalithaa's acquittal in DA case

May 11, 2015 6:27 pm

AIADMK workers broke into celebrations, bursting crackers and distributing sweets following the acquittal of Jayalalithaa by the Karnataka High Court.

Today in pics: June 3, 2014

June 03, 2014 5:25 pm

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.


J.Jayalalithaa’s Life Journey

June 22, 2020 7:18 pm

AIADMK members get 'Jayalalithaa Tattoo' to mark her 68th birthday

February 24, 2016 6:31 am

Chennai, Feb 24 (ANI): To mark the 68th birthday celebrations of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party members got Amma's picture tattooed on their arms. The tattoos read 'Amma everything for us'. Meanwhile, the party members assembled at the party headquarter to celebrate Amma's birthday. According to reports, birthday celebrations for Jayalalithaa had already begun in the state since the beginning of this month.

Jayalalithaa pays tribute to MG Ramachandran on his birth anniversary

January 17, 2016 9:51 am

Chennai, Jan 17 (ANI): Tamil Chief Minister Nadu J Jayalalithaa on Sunday paid tribute to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) founder and former matinee idol MG Ramachandran on his birth anniversary. Jayalalithaa offered flowers and garland at his statue and the crowd echoed his name in order to pay tribute. Several functions were being organised by the party workers to mark the day.