An overview of the political career of J. Jayalalithaa

Previously J. Jayalalithaa was a known actress in the industry. But later she quit acting and joined politics in the year 1982 and allocated herself with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam under the leadership of MG Ramachandran.

J. Jayalalithaa was a known actress in the industry. But later she quit acting and joined politics in the year 1982 and allocated herself with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam under the leadership of MG Ramachandran.

In 1984 she got elected as a member of Rajya Sabha, while the ongoing year MGR fell ill and was sent away for treatment in the US.
All this while Jayalalithaa conjured various obstacles she was led down from various positions in the party. But still, she emerged strongly when she facilitated two elations at Lok Sabha and Legislative assemblies.

MGR was led to his demise in the year 1987 and the AIDMK then disintegrated into two affiliates one notion supported MGR’s wife Janaki Ramachandran while the other was headed by Jayalalithaa. Though Janaki procured the position of the chief minister by 97 out of 132 MLAs, her rule only lasted for 21 days as Rajiv Gandhi resolved her government and induced the presidents to rule.

On the other hand, this served as a positive estimate for her as she came back with a bang by winning 27 seats in state polls of 1989 and becoming the first woman leader of opposition in the legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu.
On March 1989, when Jayalalithaa and the members of her party visited the speech inauguration of the CM Karunanidhi, she was accused of interrupting the budget speech of the minister and in return, he caused at her which led to a form of aggression among the leaders and state of violence was perceived, when they tried to leave DMK minister accounted to disrobe her, only then

Jayalalithaa promised to come back again as the CM. From there onwards, AIADMK-Congress led by Jayalalithaa gained a swooning victory in the 1991 election with 225 seats out of 234 seats, while Jayalalithaa becoming the chief minister for the first time. But this was not over for her she later got indulged in many controversies of signing controversial land deals, mismanaging funds in granite quarrying leases and others. This all resulted in AIDMK procuring only 4 seats and from there she got arrested for a month due to the accusation of BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy that she had assets worth Rs 66.65 crore.

But this was not over for Amma as she came back to victory in 2001 while she was not allowed to sit for elections her party selected her as the Chief Ministerial candidate but the Supreme Court did not determine it. Eventually, in 2003 she was freed from all the charges and she was back as the chief minister for the second time.

Again she was involved in a corruption case and was sent to jail for 4 years with a fine of Rs 100 crore in 2014. Though she served only a month in the jail as the Karnataka High Court absolved Jayalalithaa and she returned as the CM once again.

 

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