Jayalalithaa’s political journey: From 1991-2016

AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa has had an interestin... more

Jayalalithaa steadily rose in power and carved out a firm role in the AIADMK, the party formed by her political mentor M.G. Ramachandran. In 1991, she formed an alliance with Congress, and, banking on the wave of sympathy earned by the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, she won 225 out of 234 seats and made her debut as chief minister.
1/6Jayalalithaa steadily rose in power and carved out a firm role in the AIADMK, the party formed by her political mentor M.G. Ramachandran. In 1991, she formed an alliance with Congress, and, banking on the wave of sympathy earned by the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, she won 225 out of 234 seats and made her debut as chief minister.
She returned as CM in 2011 after being out of power for 5 years, as her first term was marred by charges of corruption. However, her appointment as CM was quashed by the Supreme Court over an ongoing case. HT
2/6She returned as CM in 2011 after being out of power for 5 years, as her first term was marred by charges of corruption. However, her appointment as CM was quashed by the Supreme Court over an ongoing case. HT
However the Madras High Court acquitted her in the case later that year and she eventually made a comeback as CM in 2002 after getting elected from Andipatti.
3/6However the Madras High Court acquitted her in the case later that year and she eventually made a comeback as CM in 2002 after getting elected from Andipatti.
Issues such the 2G Spectrum Scam, and the Sri Lankan civil war led to the AIADMK defeating DMK by a wide margin. This dramatic victory also saw  the rise of many of Amma’s populist schemes. HT
4/6Issues such the 2G Spectrum Scam, and the Sri Lankan civil war led to the AIADMK defeating DMK by a wide margin. This dramatic victory also saw the rise of many of Amma’s populist schemes. HT
Jayalalithaa was sworn in for the fifth time as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu in Chennai in 2015 when she was aquitted in the disproportionate assets cases on 11 May. PTI
5/6Jayalalithaa was sworn in for the fifth time as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu in Chennai in 2015 when she was aquitted in the disproportionate assets cases on 11 May. PTI
The AIADMK supremo returned for a second consecutive term after AIADMK won the 2016 Assembly elections, becoming the first chief minister to do so since MGR. PTI
6/6The AIADMK supremo returned for a second consecutive term after AIADMK won the 2016 Assembly elections, becoming the first chief minister to do so since MGR. PTI
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