Jayalalithaa

Dr J Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016 after a prolonged stay in hospital for a variety of ailments. Her end came after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the General Secretary of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) when she breather her last at the age of 68. Popularly referred to as Amma by her supporters, she was serving her sixth term as Chief Minister of the state. Before joining politics she had made a name for herself as an actress. She had worked in close to 140 films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages.
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The fact remains that an inquiry commission, headed by a retired high court judge, has been appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to probe Jayalalithaa's death, Justice P N Prakash said while dismissing the petition.

Madras HC rejects plea for CBI probe into Jayalalithaa’s death, imposes costs on petitioner

The petitioner said he had earlier sent a request to the Union home secretary, the state chief secretary and the home secretary for a CBI probe into the issue.

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Can’t interfere with Speaker’s decision on Jayalalithaa portrait: Madras HC

On February 12, DMK MLA J Anbazhagan had moved the court after the portrait of Jayalalithaa was unveiled in the Assembly hall, and sought its removal on the grounds that she was found guilty on graft charges.

Jayalalithaa portrait in TN assembly

Jayalalithaa portrait unveiled in Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK moves High Court

Opposition parties, including the Congress, PMK, DMDK and CPM questioned the move, calling Jayalalithaa a convict.

What forced TTV Dinakaran to release the hospital video of J Jayalalithaa?

The real story behind the Jayalalithaa video

A top source in Dinakaran camp said they never wanted to release the video of Jayalalithaa which was shot by Sasikala during the treatments in Apollo Hospital.

'Jayalalithaa was brought to Apollo in breathless condition'

Jayalalithaa was brought to Apollo in breathless condition: Hospital official

The former AIADMK supremo spent 75 days in the hospital before breathing her last on December 5 last year.

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Actor Vishal files nomination for RK Nagar bypoll, to contest as independent

In his documentation, Vishal has asked for the ‘Whistle’ to be his symbol in the elections and has declared movable assets worth Rs 2.45 lakh and car worth Rs 1.41 crore

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SC junks woman’s plea claiming to be Jayalalithaa’s daughter

The woman alleged she was given away in adoption, which her adoptive father revealed on his deathbed.

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AIADMK slams Sasikala’s brother over comments on Jayalalithaa, says he is not qualified to ‘criticise’ her

Amid I-T raids on Sasikala’s family, V Divakaran had said Jayalalithaa did not ensure any “protection” for her close aide and “utilised her fully”

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Jayalalithaa death: SC rejects plea against one-man probe panel 

The state government has set up the panel headed by Justice A Arumughaswamy, a former Madras High Court judge, to probe the death of Jayalalithaa on December 6, 2016 at a private hospital in Chennai.

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Jayalalithaa’s death: Madras HC declines to entertain plea  

Alleging that there were several doubts with regard to the death of Jayalalithaa, the petitioner submitted that he would like to stage a protest on behalf of his party before the Vellore Collectorate on October 23.

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Madras HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu govt on Jayalalithaa residence

Madras High Court sought the government’s response by October 23 on the petition challenging their proposal to convert Jayalalithaa’s residence into a memorial.

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TN Minister says he did not see Jayalalithaa in hospital; ready to depose before probe panel

“I did not see Amma (Jayalalithaa) when she was in the Apollo Hospital. We could go only upto the second storey of the hospital. After that no one was allowed (into her room),” Tamil Nadu minister Vellamandi Natarajan said.

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Jayalalithaa’s photo in ministers’ pocket, but trademark green missing

All the ministers, including Palaniswami and Panneerselvam, had photographs of Jayalalithaa in their shirt pockets, a usual practice by the party men who refer to the late leader as ‘Amma’.

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Jayalalithaa’s memorial work should be done ‘legally’, says Stalin

“We should wait and see as to what further steps that will be taken over this,” he added. Two days after the announcement, Revenue officials had on Saturday visited Jayalalithaa’s house as part of a preliminary exercise to take over the property.

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‘Jayalalithaa – A Journey’ — How a once shy girl became Tamil Nadu’s ‘Amma’

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?