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maiden political speech at the party conference. In the year 1983, she was appointed as the AIADMK’s propaganda secretary. During the year 1984, she was elected to the Rajya Sabha, as MGR wants her there for her fluency in English and knowledge of several languages. She was a member of the Rajya Sabha till 1989. She becomes a key campaigner for the AIADMK as the party wins a massive election victory despite MGR remaining hospitalized through the campaigning. In 1986, MGR sacks Jayalalithaa from all party posts after she forms a parallel political outfit.

has a falling out with MGR, after he chooses to work with another leading lady. In the year 1971, Jayalalithaa’s mother Sandhya dies. In 1973, She stars in a movie with MGR for the last time, in ‘Pattikaattu Ponnaiya’, a year after he split from the DMK to launch the AIADMK. In the year 1977, Jayalalithaa took a break

from films.

In the year 1987, MGR dies, leaving no clear political heir. AIADMK descends into chaos over his legacy.

In 1980, again she stars in a Tamil movie, ‘Nadhiyai Thedi Vandha Kadal’, for the last time.

In the 1989 assembly election saw Jayalalithaa faction winning 27 seats to the Janaki faction’s two.

Her last film in a leading role was the Telugu film ‘Nayakudu Vinayakudu’.

Jayalalithaa becomes Tamil Nadu’s first woman Leader of Opposition.

During 1981, she revives the relationship with MGR.

During the budget session, she was assaulted in the Assembly Hall and a senior DMK leader attempts to disrobe her. She took the vow that she will not

In 1982, she joins MGR’s AIADMK and delivers her

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