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COVER STORY In 1996, AIADMK was routed in the elections.

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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.

DMK government files a slew of corruption cases against her. She was arrested and remanded in prison in a corruption a case, in which she was acquitted in 2000. Subramanian Swamy, then the chief of Janata Party files disproportionate assets case against her in August. In 1998, AIADMK wins 18 of Tamil Nadu’s 39 seats as part of the NDA, and becomes part of Vajpayee government. During April 1999, Jayalalithaa pulls out of the NDA government, amid growing disagreements on several issues.

return except as Chief Minister.

In October 1999, AIADMK allied with the Congress and loses seats.

In the year 1991, she allied with the Congress, and storms to power as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time.

In 2000, Jayalalithaa was convicted in Pleasant Stay Hotel case and the TANSI Land Acquisition case.

During 1991 - 1996, her unpopularity rises because of her perceived highhandedness, allegations of corruption among party cadre and the opulent display of wealth in the wedding of her foster son Sudhakaran. WWW.WISHESH.COM | JANUARY 2017

In May 2001, AIADMK alliance sweeps Assembly elections and won 196 of 234 seats. J Jayalalithaa was sworn in as Chief Minister amid controversy over the pending results on her convictions

in the TANSI and Pleasant Stay Hotel cases. In September 2001, Supreme Court strikes down Jayalalithaa’s appointment as Chief Minister. Her loyalist O Panneerselvam is appointed Chief Minister, About this time, she adds an ‘a’ at the end of her name for numerological reasons. In December 2001, Court overturns her convictions both the TANSI and Pleasant Stay Hotel cases. In March 2002, Jayalalithaa resumes charge as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. In November 2003, Supreme Court shifts Disproportionate Assets Case against Jayalalithaa to Karnataka, to ensure fair trial. In May 2004, AIADMK was wiped out in Lok Sabha elections. In May 2006, AIADMK wins 61 seats and loses Assembly election. In May 2009, Jayalalithaa became the part of Third Front. In May 2011, AIADMKled alliance sweeps the Assembly election, winning 203 of the 234 seats.


Wishesh Magazine January 2017