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About Jayalalithaa

Name Jayalalithaa
Designation Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Political Party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Posts held
  1. First propaganda secretary of AIADMK
  2. MP of AIADMK
Date of Birth and Age 24 February 1948 (Age 65)
Jayalalithaa AIADMK


Jayalalithaa Jayaram is the serving Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. She is the General Secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). She has been the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu thrice earlier, once for a brief period of time.

Prior to entering politics, Jayalalithaa was a popular film star in south Indian cinema. She acted as a heroine in over 140 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi language films.

Jayalalithaa is credited to have initiated a number of reforms in Tamil Nadu. In 1992, her government introduced the "Cradle Baby Scheme" to check the practice of female infanticide and the abortion of female foetuses.

Her government was the first to introduce police stations operated solely by women. She introduced 30 per cent quota for women in all police jobs and established as many as 57 all-women police stations. There are other all-women establishments like libraries, stores, banks and co-operatives under her regime.

Jayalalitha is also credited to set up India's first company of female police commandos in Tamil Nadu. Like their male counterparts, the female commandos are also being trained in handling of weapons, detection and disposal of bombs, driving, horse riding, adventure sports etc.

Jayalaitha is reported to have courted several controversies. In 1989, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly witnessed unprecedented violence inside the house. Mikes were broken and shoes were thrown at Jayalalitha. A DMK minister was seen pulling her saree. This event got wide media coverage.

Then the wedding of Jayalalitha's foster son Sudhakaran on 7 September 1995 at Chennai was another event that caught media's fancy. It was reportedly organized by the then Chief Minister Jayalalitha herself. A sum of 6 Crore was reportedly spent on the wedding. The event holds two Guinness World Records: one for the most number of guests and the other for being the largest wedding banquet.

In the 2001 assembly elections, Jayalalithaa was barred from contesting because she was found guilty of criminal offences. Her disproportionate assets case is still pending in special court set up for this purpose.

Jayalalitha was embroiled in another controversy when she he expelled her close aide Sasikala Natarajan in 2011. She reportedly unearthed a conspiracy to kill her by through food poisoning by her long term aide. The matter was later sorted out when Natrajan tendered a written apology and was reinstated in the party.

Prior to the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections, Jayalalitha has launched Amma Canteens to sell food at affordable prices across the state. The restaurants implementing the arrangements are intensifying.

After low-cost canteens, Jayalalithaa launched a scheme to provide quality and affordable drinking water to the poor and middle class.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has also launched fair price vegetable shops to sell farm-fresh vegetables at substantially lower rates in Chennai and its suburbs.

Another new initiative called Amma medical shops where medicines will be available in subsidized rates was announced in Tamil Nadu budget 2014-15.

Jayalalitha's political views are different from its rival the DMK. She has distanced from the anti-Hindi and anti-Brahman stand of the DMK. She depoliticised education policy and is not insisting on the Tamil medium. She is competing with the DMK to woo poor voters and is ambivalent towards the reservation policy and interest of the farmers.


News about Tamilnadu CM J.Jayalalitha

Parrikar 18th Indian Chief Minister to die in office

Posted On : Mar 17,2019,    11:52 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Manohar Parrikar, who passed away at his private residence on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, became India's 18th and Goa's second Chief Minister to die in office. View More..

Ex-SC judge Justice P.C. Ghose to be India's first Lokpal

Posted On : Mar 17,2019,    4:42 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Sunday recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India. View More..

Pollachi sex abuse case: Kamal Haasan hits out at CM

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    9:28 pm
Chennai, March 15 (IANS) Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) leader Kamal Haasan on Friday lashed out strongly at the AIADMK government led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami for its silence on the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case. View More..

AIADMK says Modi is our daddy

Posted On : Mar 09,2019,    2:24 pm
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) From the days of asking who is better - Gujarat's Modi or Tamil Nadu's Lady - the relationship between AIADMK and the BJP has evolved to the extent that a State Minister on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the daddy for his party cadres. View More..

HC stays trial court order framing charges against Dhinakaran

Posted On : Mar 08,2019,    1:08 pm
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) In an interim relief to sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran, the Delhi High Court on Friday stayed a trial court order regarding framing of charges against him in a case of bribery involving the party's "Two Leaves" symbol. View More..

Only a strong person like Modi can be India's PM: Palaniswami

Posted On : Mar 06,2019,    9:36 pm
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday said only a strong and capable person like Prime Minister Narendra Modi can govern India, a democratic country with 130 crore population. View More..

Team Amit Shah gets down to work for Lok Sabha polls (BJP Part-II)

Posted On : Mar 06,2019,    8:18 pm
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is known to be an expert in micro management of elections. The party's 'Mera booth sab se majboot (my booth the strongest)' campaign reflects the grassroots-level penetration. He has chosen a team of leaders who have been silently working with an army of workers at the lowest level to ensure that the party remains far ahead of opponents. Some of the key people who are driving this campaign in electorally significant states are: View More..

Opposition's hatred for me has reached new levels: Modi

Posted On : Mar 06,2019,    8:16 pm
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the opposition's hatred for him is "reaching new levels", including calling for his killing, but he was not bothered and will continue his mission to make India strong. View More..

AIADMK government schemes not visible to Stalin: Palaniswami

Posted On : Feb 28,2019,    6:12 pm
Tiruppur (Tamil Nadu), Feb 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said the AIADMK government is implementing various schemes for the people but those are not visible to DMK President M.K. Stalin. View More..

15.18 lakh TN students to get free laptops

Posted On : Feb 27,2019,    9:08 pm
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday launched the free laptop scheme for students for the academic year 2018-19 by handing over laptops to seven students at the state secretariat. View More..

Took over 20 drafts to lock script of Jayalalithaa biopic: Vijay

Posted On : Feb 25,2019,    12:28 pm
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Vijay, who is all set to direct a biopic on the life of actor-politician J. Jayalalithaa titled "Thalaivi", says that it took him and his team over 20 drafts to lock the final version of the script. View More..

Modi pays tribute to Jayalalithaa on birth anniversary

Posted On : Feb 24,2019,    10:06 am
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on her birth anniversary. View More..

'Alliance with PMK gives AIADMK a booster dose for TN bypolls'

Posted On : Feb 20,2019,    6:34 pm
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The electoral pact between Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK and the PMK is a booster dose to the former in the bypolls for 21 assembly constituencies expected to be held along with the Lok Sabha polls, say political analysts. View More..

Stalin criticises PMK for alliance with AIADMK

Posted On : Feb 19,2019,    11:02 pm
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday criticised the PMK for signing an electoral alliance with Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK for the Lok Sabha elections. View More..

AIADMK, PMK, BJP to contest Lok Sabha battle as allies (Roundup)

Posted On : Feb 19,2019,    6:48 pm
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday announced it will fight the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the PMK and BJP, allotting seven and five of the 39 seats respectively to them. View More..

Rajinikanth not to contest in Lok Sabha polls (Roundup)

Posted On : Feb 17,2019,    7:36 pm
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid dragging speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections nor will he support any political party. View More..

Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha polls (Third Lead)

Posted On : Feb 17,2019,    2:36 pm
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid dragging speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha polls nor will he support any political party. View More..

Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha polls

Posted On : Feb 17,2019,    12:46 pm
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections nor will he support any political party. View More..

Interim Budget the 'election manifesto' of BJP, says AIADMK

Posted On : Feb 11,2019,    8:06 pm
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, which is being wooed by the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, on Monday criticized the Narendra Modi government on various fronts including demonetization, GST, unemployment and farm distress. View More..

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Posted On : Feb 11,2019,    7:52 pm
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) After the Zee stock collapse, with nerves already frayed amongst Mutual Funds (MFs) and NBFCs, a new name emerged on Monday to cause fresh tremors. View More..


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