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AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha arrives at her residence after her release on bail, granted by the Supreme Court, in Chennai  Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha's supporters celebrate after her release on bail, granted by the Supreme Court, in Chennai AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha leaves the Central jail after her release on bail granted by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru. Jayalalitha was sentenced 4 yeras in jail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha leaves the Central jail after her release on bail granted by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru. Former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha waves to supporters as she travels in car after being released from prison in Bengaluru.  Supporters wave to AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa leaves from the Central jail after her release on bail granted by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru. Jayalalithaa was sentenced 4 years in jail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa suporters hold the photo and showing the tattoo of their leader as they wait for her release from Central Jail in Bengaluru. Jayalalithaa was sentenced 4 yeras in jail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. A supporter pours milk over a portrait of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha, as he celebrates with others the news of bail being granted to her, outside their party office in Chennai. File: In a major relief to jailed AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court granted her bail in a disproportionate assets case in which she was sentenced to four-year jail term. AIADMK supporters pour milk over the portrait of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court at AIADMK Headquarters, in Chennai. Jayalalitha's supporters celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, near the Central jail, in Bengaluru.  Jayalalitha's supporters celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru .  Supporters of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, in Chennai. File photo: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has been refused bail by Karnataka High Court; she will remain in Bangalore jail. This comes minutes after reports of her having been granted conditional bail erupted. Supporters of AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalitha weep after her conditional bail was rejected by the Bangalore court, in Coimbatore. AIADMK cadres partying in front of jailed party chief J Jayalalithaa's residence after a strong rumour emerged that their leader has been released on conditional bail, in Chennai. Coimbatore Corporation Mayor Rajkumar with Eighty Coimbatore Corporation Councillors at a protest against J Jayalalithaa's conviction in disproportionate assets case, in Coimbatore. Activists of AIADMK Delhi Unit protest as they demand justice for party chief J Jayalalitha at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Supporters light lamps at Amman Temple to protest against AIADMK chief J Jayalalitha's conviction in a disproportionate assets in Coimbatore ADMK lawyers and supporters of AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalitha protesting in front of the Court against her conviction in disproportionate assets case, in Coimbatore <b>The chorus in lament</b> For a one-leader party, a sense of bereavement is natural File photo of AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha AIADMK supporters protest against the AIADMK chief Supremo J Jayalalitha's conviction in a disproportionate assets case by Bangalore court, in Coimbatore Supporters of AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa hold her posters as they sit on a fast in protest against her conviction in a disproportionate assets case by a court, in Chennai File photo of Senior AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam with party chief J Jayalalithaa. Pannerselvam is set to take over as the next Chief Minister after the party MLAs elected him as the legislative party leader in Chennai A supporter wearing a ring with a picture of J.Jayalalitha wipes her tears as she sits with others on a fast demanding the release of their leader from a Bangalore jail in Chennai. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalitha, right, is seen through the glass of a car as she comes out of her house in Chennai. Jayalalitha has been convicted for 4 years in jail, 100 Cr fine and barred from polls for 10 Years. Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha convicted the 66-year-old AIADMK Chief in a case of owning assets to the tune Rs 66,65 crores disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991-96 when she was chief minister for the first time. Police men hold an AIADMK supporter who tried to immolate himself in Coimbatore in protest over conviction of the party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha by a Bengaluru court in a disproportionate assets case. File: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha convicted in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case by a special court, a verdict that raises questions over her continuance on the post. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha leaving her residence to appear before a Bangalore Special Court in connection with the verdict in a disproportionate assets case against her, in Chennai. <b>Clap And There’s Food</b>
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Why can't the men governing India's other major cities emulate Chennai's continuing success in providing, tasty—and healthy—food  for the masses at a cheap price? After the great success of food kitchens comes the Amma Unavagam (Amma canteen). Frighteningly, CM Amma herself tastes the first mouthfuls. Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha tasting food after launching an Amma Unavagam (Amma Canteen) at a government hospital in Chennai. Hollywood action star and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai. 
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha pays tribute to the former Chief Minister Anna Durai on his 106th Birth Anniversary in Coimbatore. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary, J Jayalalithaa addresses a Mayor election campaign in Tuticorin. Representatives of the Tamil film industry stage a protest outside the Sri Lankan Consulate in Chennai over the release of an unethical article by the Government of Sri Lanka. Karnataka state unit of AIADMK party members protest against the publication of defamatory news against the Indian Prime Minister and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Sri Lankan government's website (Lanka web) in Bangalore. AIADMK cadres holding a protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse in Chennai. AIADMK cadres holding a protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse in Chennai. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting at the secretariat in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa honouring Divisional Fire Officer Priya Ravichandran of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services in a function in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with a sniffer dog during a function for the felicitation of Fire and Rescue Services personnel in Chennai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Chennai Airport. Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Chennai Airport. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah is also seen. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with an injured victim of building collapse at a hospital in Chennai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at a meeting in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at a meeting in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa shows her inked finger after casting her vote for the Lok Sabha election, in Chennai.


 
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa addresses an election campaign rally at T Nagar in Chennai. A poster of TN Chief Minister and AIADMK leader J. Jayalalitha being prepared for the upcoming elections in Chennai. Pictures of Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK leader J. Jayalitha on the party symbol, two leaves displayed on a wayside in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK party supremo J Jayalalitha during the election campaigning rally in Combatore. <b>Kolaveri di</b> After Modi masks, it’s now Amma ones. AIADMK supporters wear masks resembling CM Jayalalitha at a party rally in Chennai, Mar 21, 2014. Pictures of Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK leader J. Jayalitha on the party symbol, two leaves displayed on a wayside in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa addresses an election campaign rally in temple town Kancheepuram. A 66 kg cake depicting the Parliament at the AIADMK headquarters to commemorate the 66th birthday of party supremo J Jayalalithaa. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa releases party's candidate list for coming parliamentary election in Chennai.

Congress workers burn an effigy at a protest against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's decision to release the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in front of Vidhan Sabha, Lucknow. Arputhammal, mother of Perarivalan, a death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, after the state government's decision to release all the seven convicts in the case, in Chennai. An AIADMK poster in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Finance Minister O.Panneerselvam before presenting the state budget for 2014-15 in Chennai.


<b>Amma on your screen</b> Tamil Nadu assembly speaker D. Jayakumar launches free laptop scheme in a Chennai school TDP president N. Chandra Babu Naidu greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at her residence in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa along with CPI leaders A.B. Bardhan and Sudhakar Reddy  addressing media after their meeting at the CM's residence in Chennai. <b>Veni Vidi Vici</b> There’s no doubt about what Jayalalitha is aiming for Japanese Empress Michiko with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at Raj Bhawan in Chennai. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha looking at the postage stamp released in India coinciding with the royal couple's visit to India, at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha with FIDE President Kirsen Ilyumizhinov presenting the winner's trophy to Magnus Carlsen of Norway at the prize distribution ceremony of FIDE World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai. Norway's Magnus Carlsen, right, is presented the prize check by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalitha, left, after his win over Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship in Chennai. Viswanathan Anand, right, poses with the runner-up trophy presented by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state J. Jayalalitha after loosing his title against Norway's Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha comes out of a metro rail after flagging off a trial run of Chennai Metro rail on Koyambedu track, in Chennai. <b>Ladies Of The Lamp</b>
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Three actresses of the past met at one of Chennai's sabhas. Current CM and MGR's heroine Jayalalitha lights the lamp for the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema as Vyjanthimala and Saroja Devi look on in unabashed admiration and deference. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa receives President Pranab Mukherjee on his arrival at the airport in Chennai to participate in concluding ceremony of Centenary Celebrations of Indian Cinema. TN Governor K Rosaiah is also seen. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa presenting an award to actor Kamal Hasan during the innaguration of the four-day Centenary Celebrations of Indian Cinema in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during the 67th Independence Day function at Fort St George in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa feeding an elephant at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve at Theppakadu near the Niligris. Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalitha along with newly elected Rajya Sabha members from Tamil Nadu, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa poses for photographs along with school students after presenting laptops to them in Chennai. Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, MoS Rajeev Shukla with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting to finalise the annual plan 2013-14 for the state, in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during her party's executive committee meeting at the party headquarters in Chennai. <b>Poes, powers</b> Jayalalitha with Vajpayee, other NDA leaders, 1999 Members of AIADMK celebrate the 65th birth anniversary of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Leader of AIADMK J.Jayalalitha, members distributed cakes to the public for her victory in Cauvery River Judgement, cake designed as Cauvery Dam and Weights 65kgs in Coimbatore. <b>Tasting Victory</b>
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There's something to be said about sops you can really sink your teeth into. Making a right meal of her pre-election people pleasers, Jayalalitha serves up the Rs 1 idli thali (the curry acc­o­mpaniments come with). Curd rice at Rs 3? Carbo-loading. It'll keep the votebank fighting fit. The DMK's got a lot to chew on. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa serves food while inaugurating a new canteen set up by Chennai Corporation in which food will be provided at subsidised rates in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at a Mass Marriage organised by her party ahead of her 65th birthday in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha blesses a couple at a Mass Marriage organised by her party ahead of her 65th  birthday in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at a Mass Marriage organized by her party ahead of her 65th  birthday in Chennai. In this Feb 01, 2012 file photo, actor Kamal Hasan handing over a cheque for rupees 15 lakh to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa as contribution to the state government's Thane cyclone relief fund, in Chennai. Facing all-round criticism for the ban on Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today strongly defended the action, citing threats of violence but said her government would facilitate an amicable settlement if both the actor and Muslim groups come together.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha addressing the media at state secretariat in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah hoists the Tricolour as Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa looks on during Republic Day function in Chennai. President Pranab Mukherjee being presented with a bouquet by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha as Governor K Rosaiah looks on, on his arrival at the airport in Chennai.  Tamilnadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha during the 57th National Development Council meeting in New Delhi. Jayalalitha today walked out of the National Development Council meeting accusing the Centre of stifling the voice of Chief Ministers by restricting their speeches to 10 minutes.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalitha during the 57th National Development Council meeting in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha, second left, presents flowers to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi as BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, left, looks during the swearing in ceremony of Modi as the chief minister of Gujarat in Ahmedabad. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha takes part in the annual Vaikunta Ekadasi festival celebration at Parthasarathy Temple in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa cuts a cake at a function to mark Christmas Celebrations in Chennai. 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar along with officials during a meeting on the Cauvery water sharing issue in Bengaluru.  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar exchange greetings during a meeting on the Cauvery water sharing issue in Bengaluru. Members of Bharatiya Janata Party burning an effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during the Karnataka Bandh on the Cauvery issue in Bengaluru. Activists of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike prepare to burn an effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a protest over Cauvery water issue in Bengaluru. <b>The Great Fall</b>
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When CM J. Jayalalitha drives out of her house in Poes Garden everyday, what greets her are several hoardings of her great self, including one with Abraham Lincoln, with his famous quote plastered alongside: ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’. The Amma loyalist who put up the hoarding had her picture above Lincoln’s, making sure everyone knew who stood for democracy in Tamil Nadu. Assembly speaker D. Jayakumar, who abruptly resigned last Saturday, should have taken lessons from that. Or why else would he have supporters put up nearly 200 flex boards all over north Chennai (his constituency Royapuram is here) carrying his pictures hailing him as the “future” of the party as part of some lavish birthday celebrations? Another cardinal mistake was having Annadurai, MGR and Jayalalitha in those posters...and then calling himself the ‘future’. The poor birthday boy is now left with no prize, he won’t even be presiding when the assembly celebrates its diamond jubilee on October 29. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 143rd birth anniversary in Chennai. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being presented with a shawl by Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa during a meeting of Cauvery Regulatory Authority at 7RCR in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha serves food after inaugurating the extended annadhanam scheme at the Srirangam temple, during her third visit to her constituency, Srirangam, since taking over as CM. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Chennai Airport before he leaves for Delhi on the way from Sriharikota. President Pranab Mukherjee, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and others at the Sesquicentennial celebrations of the Madras High Court here at Chennai. The Madras High Court is one of the oldest judicial complexes in the country, functional since 1862. Sri Lankan Tamil shopkeepers march with placards depicting caricatures of Tamil political leaders during a protest near the Indian Embassy demanding Indian authorities ensure the safety of Sri Lankans visiting India, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Combo image: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa saluts after hoisting the Tricolour during 66th Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George in Chennai. NDA's Vice Presidential Candidate Jaswant Singh is greeted with a shawl by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting at her residence in Chennai on Monday. Presidential candidate PA Sangma being greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting in Chennai a day before the election.  AIADMK's Karthik Thondaiman, the newly elected MLA from Pudukottai taking oath. He won the Pudukottai bypoll by 1,01,998 votes against DMDK candidate Jakir Hussain who lost but miraculously retained his deposit, winning 30,500 votes (the remaining 18 candidates lost their deposits). Couples holding garlands during a mass marriage ceremony organised by Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, in Chennai. The ceremony was solemnised by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at a mass marriage ceremony organised by Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, in Chennai. BJP senior leader LK Advani presents a bouquet to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at a meeting in Chennai. Making BJP's first move to reach out to non-NDA parties on the Presidential poll, Advani discussed the issue with AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa with both deciding to coordinate with each other and slamming the UPA for handling the matter clumsily. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa presenting Rs 2 crore as cash award to Grand Master Viswanathan Anand on his winning the world title for the fifth time in Chennai. Anand's wife Aruna is also seen. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha being greeted by MLAs from CPI(M) on completion of one year rule by the AIADMK, at Secretariat in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha being garlanded by her Cabinet colleagues during celebration of the completion for one year by the AIADMK party's government, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha releases a souvenir and a CD with her Cabinet colleagues during celebration of the completion for one year by the AIADMK party's government, in Chennai. Celebrating a year in power. Jayalalitha's cabinet opted for a massive garland made of orchids which the two women ministers in her cabinet – Valarmathi and Gokula Indira – put around her neck while the rest of her 33-member cabinet smiled adoringly! Mr Sangma came calling on Amma with daughter Agatha in tow... Former LS Speaker P.A. Sangma, who is a Presidential hopeful from the tribal quota, called the Tamil Nadu chief minister to seek her party's support for his candidature Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha greets her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik with a shawl at 76th Utkal Dibas Samaroh 2012 in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa along with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik honouring eminent Odissi dancer Kumkum Mohanty at 76th Utkal Dibas Samaroh 2012 in Chennai. Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shake hands at the Meeting of Chief Ministers on National Counter Terrorism Centre in New Delhi. Gujarat CM Narendra Modi (R) and Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha exchange greetings at the Meeting of Chief Ministers on National Counter Terrorism Centre in New Delhi. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi.  Ships of the Indian and United States navies during the Indo US joint naval exercise in Malabar in the Bay of Bengal. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said that the state government was caught fully unaware of this exercise during the Chief Ministers' Conference in Delhi in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during the Chief Ministers’ Conference on Internal Security in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi.  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (R) and Gujarat CM Narendra Modi (C) during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi. The home minister P. Chidambaram with Tamil Nadu chief minister during a meeting on internal security in the capital <b>Together again</b> Jaya and Sasikala Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley presents a bouquet to Tamil Nadu Chief Minster J Jayalalithaa at a meeting in Chennai. File: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her close aide VK Sasikala at a function in Chennai on Feb 25, 2008. Jayalalithaa withdrew orders that expelled Sasikala from the party's primary membership on December 19 last year. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Finance Minister O Pannerselvam entering the state assembly for the presentation of the budget in Chennai. Finance Minister O Panneerselvam greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the release of Vision Tamil Nadu 2023 report in Chennai. Bypolls over, Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalitha OKs work at Koodankulam N-plant, stalled since Oct 13 last. Also `500 cr fund for area. Protesters don’t buy it, two go on fast unto death. A sand sculpture of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa created by artists on the eve of her 64th birthday at Puri beach. A sand sculpture of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa created by artists on the eve of her 64th birthday at Puri beach. Actor Kamal Haasan donates 15 lakhs for Chief Minister Public Relief fund today at the secretariat Actor Rajnikant  handing over a cheque for Rs 10 lakh to CM Jayalalitha Beleaguered hero? Check. Two chief ministers? Check. Taking on the system? Check. Incredibly apt even if obvious title? Check. There, in 15 words, you have the reasoning why the Kalanidhi Maran-Jayalalithaa saga is a perfect fit with a much-delayed and finally released in 2001 movie that no one really recalls anymore. After coming to power, one of the first acts of the new chief minister of Tamil Nadu was to take on the Marans, relaunching the state-owned Arasu Cable TV and attempting to rein in Maran’s Sun TV empire. The impact on Maran has been virtually immediate but is this just a temporary eclipse or a setting of the sun? (If it helps, in the movie, not only does the hero win, he even wins over the chief minister.) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being welcomed by former union minister Dayanidhi Maran as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa looks on at the Chennai airport. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa along with the party leaders pays homage to former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran, on his 24nd death anniversary, at his memorial at Marina beach in Chennai. <b>GOLDEN AGE?</b> An anti-DMK wave buoyed Jayalalitha to the CM’s chair for a third term. That’s how many times MGR was elected too. He, though, never had to vacate it. **FILE** AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her close aide VK Sasikala at a function in Chennai. Jayalalithaa expelled Sasikala and her husband M Natarajan besides 10 others members from the party. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha arrives to appear before a special trial court in Bangalore in connection with a disproportionate asset case. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa pays tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the eve of National Integration Day, celebrated on her birth anniversary, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa pose with new cabinet colleagues after the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. This was third reshuffle in Jayalalithaa's cabinet since last May.  Dancers perform at an AIADMK public meeting in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa paying her last respects to the State Minister C. Karuppasamy who died at a hospital, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha coming to her residence after attending the special court at the Parappan Agrahara jail premises, as supporters celebrate their Civic Polls Victory in the State, in Chennai. Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha arrives to attend the special court at the Parappan Agrahara jail premises in Bangalore. The convoy of Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha leaves after she attends the Special court at Parappan Agrahara jail premises in Bangalore Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha  leaves after attending the special court at the Parappan Agrahara jail premises in Bangalore Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa shows her election identity card before casting her vote during two-phase civic polls in the state, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha pays floral tribute to a portrait of Thanthai Periyar on the occasion on his 133rd birth anniversary in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha along with FICCI President, Harsh Mariwala (R) and FICCI Vice President Naina Lal Kidwai (L) at the National Executive Committee Meeting of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha welcomes the new Governor K Rosaiah on his arrival at the airport in Chennai. Rosaiah greets crowd after taking oath as the Governor of Tamil Nadu at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa and Madras High Court Chief Justice M Y Eqbal seen. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha being greeted by Speaker D Jayakumar during a function to celebrate completion of 100 days by her government in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha hands over welfare assistance to the Sri Lankan Tamils staying in refugee camps in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha arrives for the 65th Independence Day function at Fort St. George in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa along with Finance Minister O. Paneerselvam before the presentation of budget in Chennai. Check out finance minister O Paneerselvam’s briefcase containing his budget papers. Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting in New Delhi. <b>Asserting Herself:</b> Jaya at a press meet in Delhi Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa at Sri Ranganathar temple during her visit after Assembly elections at Srirangam in Tiruchirapalli. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh receives a memorandum from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha during a meeting in New Delhi. Fresh from her electoral victory, Jayalalithaa gave indications that she could consider a possible tie-up with Congress if it makes an approach after severing ties with ally DMK. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa leaves after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha smiles during a news conference in New Delhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being presented a bouquet by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting in New Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi. Supporters outside the Tamil Nadu House during the arrival of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in New Delhi. CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa distributes rice during launch of 20 kg free rice for the poor and 35 kg for the poorest of the poor programme in Chennai. <b>The Softer Amma</b> Jayalalitha consoles the widow of N. Mariyam Pitchai, a minister in her cabinet who was killed in a road accident University of Wolverhampton's Chancellor Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at Fort St George in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with a woman from Theni-district, who cut her tongue for the success of AIADMK party in the assembly polls held recently appointed as a laborer and also provided a fund of Rs one lakh from MGR Trust, during a function at Fort St George in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa signs after taking oath as MLA at the Tamil Nadu Assembly. DMDK president Vijayakanth is also seen in the picture. AIADMK Supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa arrives at Fort St George to chair the first meeting of her cabinet ministers in Chennai Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi presents a bouquet to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after the swearing-in ceremony at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Governor SS Barnala administers oath to AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa being felicitated by TDP president Chandra Babu Naidu as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi looks on after the swearing-in-ceremony at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai. AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa walks after taking oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during a swearing-in ceremony at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa 
(left) interacts with DMDK President Vijayakanth after the swearing-in ceremony at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai. AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa signs a document after swearing-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at Fort St George in Chennai. AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa during a meeting with Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala (unseen) at Raj Bhawan in Chennai. Jaya handed over a letter intimating of her election as the leader of the AIADMK legislature Party and staked her claim to form the government in the state for a third time, two days after her partys landslide victory in the assembly polls. AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa flashing victory sign to her supporters and media from her residence in Chennai. AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa responds to the greetings of her supporters and media at her residence in Chennai. AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa flashing Victory sign to her supporters and media from her residence in Chennai. AIADMK party workers celebrating near Jayalalitha's residence in Chennai. Jaya is poised for the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu as her party is heading for a thumping win in the assembly elections. <b>Darshan Time</b> Jayalalitha greets her supporters after the big victory AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa casting her vote during the assembly elections in Chennai. AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa addressing a rally for the upcoming assembly polls at Kandharvakottai in Pudhukottai district. AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalitha addressing a rally from a newly designed campaign van for the upcoming Assembly polls in Tiruchirapalli. Jaya at the Sri Ranganatha temple, Srirangam, before filing her papers Jayalalitha in a film with MGR Jayalalitha at a birthday party Jayalalitha with actor Shoban Babu, a Telugu actor. An early photograph of Jayalalitha from when she was new to films. <b>Lotus Feet</b> A party worker goes all horizontal at a darshan of the 'revolutionary leader' <b>Booty haul</b> 750 pairs of footwear, 800 kg silver, 28 kg gold, 10,500 sarees, 91 sarees, 91 watches, 44 ACs and 19 cars recovered in raid. Jayalalitha with Sonia Jayalalitha with Advani Jayalalitha with Rajiv Gandhi Jayalalitha with Vajpayee <b>Past glory?</b> An AIADMK rally from its heyday. The party is now seeing a chance. AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa offering sweets to party workers during birth anniversary celebration of former Chief Minister the late M.G. Ramachandran in Chennai. An AIADMK worker seeks blessings of party supremo J Jayalalitha during a function in Chennai. <b>Turning Tide?</b> The crowd at AIADMK boss Jayalalitha’s rally in Madurai, Oct 18 <b>J. Jayalalitha vs M. Karunanidhi</b><br>
Their verbal duels went to another level in ’09, the DMK patriarch even ‘addressing’ the AIADMK chief as Thirumathi (Mrs) even though she isn’t legally married. And all because Amma was referring to his “minority government”. But the big question is why Karunanidhi insisted on denying Jayalalitha her Selvi (Miss) status. Did we miss something in the script? An AIADMK worker greets its supremo J Jayalalitha during a party function in Chennai. Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam party leader J. Jayalalitha displays her voter’s identity card to an election official at a polling station in Chennai. AIADMK Chief Jayalalitha mourns the death of Actor and Producer K Balaji. The veteran actor and producer of Sujathi Cine Combines breathed his last today afternoon in a private hospital in Chennai.
Saathi haath badhana... Jayalalitha, A.B. Bardhan and Prakash Karat during an election rally in Chennai.
So have the BJP's hope been dashed for the next elections? All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham and the Communist Party of India-Marxist jointly announced that they have formed an alliance for next year's Lok Sabha elections. In the photo, AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa welcomes CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat during a meeting at her residence in Chennai.  Clearly, scruples and principles do not belong in the Indian political lexicon. 
<b>January 14, 2008</b><br>
After his Gujarat win, Narendra Modi is making new friends and allies outside
his party who are willing to fete him. His meeting with All India Anna Dravida
Munnetra Kazhagham (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalitha on January 14 turned out to be
an elaborate pongal lunch, described as a "princely 45-course meal",
at the residence of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, who was
among the first to call Modi when early trends on December 23 showed him
winning. What did they discuss? We don't know, but if you ask what's cooking, it
would seem that an old alliance is being revived for sure.<br> External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Culture and Tourism Minister Ambika Soni greet President of the Swiss Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey (not in picture) during her ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and TDP president N.Chandrababu Naidu poses for a photograph with former Chief Minister of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha, and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, as they arrive for a meeting at Naidu's residence in Hyderabad. Two years ahead of the general elections, a group of eight regional parties launched a new national front as an alternative to the Congress and BJP. The announcement came after a three hour meeting hosted by Naidu and the name, organisational structure and other details of the front  are expected to be worked out soon. The conclave of the parties was attended by Jayalalithaa (AIADMK), Mulayam and Amar Singh (Samajawadi Party), Brindavan Goswami (Asom Gana Parishad), Chautala (Indian National Lok Dal), Babulal Marandi (Jharkhand Vikas Morcha) and Vaiko (MDMK) while K J Thomas of Kerala Congress sent a letter of support. The conclave comes at the backdrop of the TDP recently announcing that it would take the initiative in forging a Third Front based on an alternative economic policy.
<b>Monday 23 April</b><br>So will he also join the other former chief ministers who campaigned in his party's rally in Allahabad? Incumbent
<a href=dossiersind.asp?id=727 target=_blank> UP</a>  Chief Minsiter Mulayam Singh Yadav is seen here with former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, former  Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha and former Andhra CM Chandra Babu Naidu. Jayalalitha, making a full-length speech in  Hindi for the first time in her political career, launched a scathing attack on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi saying
<i> Srimati  Sonia Gandhi ka jigri dost, uska rishtedar Ottavio Quattrochi hamare desh ki janta ke paise ko London bank se lekar  bhag gaya.</i> (Sonia's friend and relative Quattrochi has taken away Indian public money from a London Bank and run  away). Reading out a prepared speech, 'Amma' also waxed poetic:<i> Yaad rakhiye, ek hai Mulayam is vatan mein, ek  hai chanda jaise gagan mein</i> (Remember, there is only one Mulayam, just as there is one moon in the sky). Later,  while talking to reporters, the AIADMK leader said she was not at all nervous while speaking in Hindi for the first time in  her 25-year-long political career as it was her second language in school. The Vice-President of India Bhairon Singh Shekhawat being received by the Governor of Tamil Nadu Thiru. P.S. Ramamohan Rao & Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi J Jayalalithaa at Chennai Airport.  The Vice-President of India  visited  Chennai to participate in Madras Veterinary College centenary celebrations. <b>19 Aug 2002: </b>Newly elected Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat is greeted by Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha at the swearing-in ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
Oct 18, 2014
AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha arrives at her residence after her release on bail, granted by the Supreme Court, in Chennai

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
Oct 18, 2014
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha's supporters celebrate after her release on bail, granted by the Supreme Court, in Chennai

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
Oct 18, 2014
AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha leaves the Central jail after her release on bail granted by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru. Jayalalitha was sentenced 4 yeras in jail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 18, 2014
AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha leaves the Central jail after her release on bail granted by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 18, 2014
Former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha waves to supporters as she travels in car after being released from prison in Bengaluru.

- AP Photo/ Aijaz Rahi
Oct 18, 2014
Supporters wave to AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa leaves from the Central jail after her release on bail granted by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru. Jayalalithaa was sentenced 4 years in jail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.

- PTI Photo
Oct 18, 2014
AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa suporters hold the photo and showing the tattoo of their leader as they wait for her release from Central Jail in Bengaluru. Jayalalithaa was sentenced 4 yeras in jail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.

- PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 17, 2014
A supporter pours milk over a portrait of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha, as he celebrates with others the news of bail being granted to her, outside their party office in Chennai.

- AP Photo/ Arun Sankar K
Oct 17, 2014
File: In a major relief to jailed AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court granted her bail in a disproportionate assets case in which she was sentenced to four-year jail term.

- PTI File Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Oct 17, 2014
AIADMK supporters pour milk over the portrait of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court at AIADMK Headquarters, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Oct 17, 2014
Jayalalitha's supporters celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, near the Central jail, in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 17, 2014
Jayalalitha's supporters celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru .

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 17, 2014
Supporters of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, in Chennai.

- AP Photo/ Arun Sankar K
Oct 07, 2014
File photo: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has been refused bail by Karnataka High Court; she will remain in Bangalore jail. This comes minutes after reports of her having been granted conditional bail erupted.

- File photo of AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha
Oct 07, 2014
Supporters of AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalitha weep after her conditional bail was rejected by the Bangalore court, in Coimbatore.

- PTI Photo
Oct 07, 2014
AIADMK cadres partying in front of jailed party chief J Jayalalithaa's residence after a strong rumour emerged that their leader has been released on conditional bail, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Oct 06, 2014
Coimbatore Corporation Mayor Rajkumar with Eighty Coimbatore Corporation Councillors at a protest against J Jayalalithaa's conviction in disproportionate assets case, in Coimbatore.

- PTI Photo
Oct 05, 2014
Activists of AIADMK Delhi Unit protest as they demand justice for party chief J Jayalalitha at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo by Kamal Singh
Oct 05, 2014
Supporters light lamps at Amman Temple to protest against AIADMK chief J Jayalalitha's conviction in a disproportionate assets in Coimbatore

- PTI Photo
Oct 04, 2014
ADMK lawyers and supporters of AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalitha protesting in front of the Court against her conviction in disproportionate assets case, in Coimbatore

- PTI Photo
Oct 02, 2014
The chorus in lament For a one-leader party, a sense of bereavement is natural

- PTI
Oct 02, 2014
File photo of AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha

- PTI
Sep 29, 2014
AIADMK supporters protest against the AIADMK chief Supremo J Jayalalitha's conviction in a disproportionate assets case by Bangalore court, in Coimbatore

- PTI Photo
Sep 28, 2014
Supporters of AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa hold her posters as they sit on a fast in protest against her conviction in a disproportionate assets case by a court, in Chennai

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
Sep 28, 2014
File photo of Senior AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam with party chief J Jayalalithaa. Pannerselvam is set to take over as the next Chief Minister after the party MLAs elected him as the legislative party leader in Chennai

- PTI Photo
Sep 28, 2014
A supporter wearing a ring with a picture of J.Jayalalitha wipes her tears as she sits with others on a fast demanding the release of their leader from a Bangalore jail in Chennai.

- AP Photo/ Arun Sankar K
Sep 27, 2014
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalitha, right, is seen through the glass of a car as she comes out of her house in Chennai. Jayalalitha has been convicted for 4 years in jail, 100 Cr fine and barred from polls for 10 Years. Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha convicted the 66-year-old AIADMK Chief in a case of owning assets to the tune Rs 66,65 crores disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991-96 when she was chief minister for the first time.

- AP Photo/ Arun Sankar K.
Sep 27, 2014
Police men hold an AIADMK supporter who tried to immolate himself in Coimbatore in protest over conviction of the party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha by a Bengaluru court in a disproportionate assets case.

- PTI Photo
Sep 27, 2014
File: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha convicted in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case by a special court, a verdict that raises questions over her continuance on the post.

- PTI File Photo
Sep 27, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha leaving her residence to appear before a Bangalore Special Court in connection with the verdict in a disproportionate assets case against her, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Sep 24, 2014
Clap And There’s Food

Why can't the men governing India's other major cities emulate Chennai's continuing success in providing, tasty—and healthy—food for the masses at a cheap price? After the great success of food kitchens comes the Amma Unavagam (Amma canteen). Frighteningly, CM Amma herself tastes the first mouthfuls.

- PTI

Sep 22, 2014
Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha tasting food after launching an Amma Unavagam (Amma Canteen) at a government hospital in Chennai.

- PTI Photo\DIPR
Sep 15, 2014
Hollywood action star and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai.

- Courtesy - Twitter
Sep 15, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha pays tribute to the former Chief Minister Anna Durai on his 106th Birth Anniversary in Coimbatore.

- PTI Photo
Sep 14, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary, J Jayalalithaa addresses a Mayor election campaign in Tuticorin.

- PTI Photo
Aug 04, 2014
Representatives of the Tamil film industry stage a protest outside the Sri Lankan Consulate in Chennai over the release of an unethical article by the Government of Sri Lanka.

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
Aug 03, 2014
Karnataka state unit of AIADMK party members protest against the publication of defamatory news against the Indian Prime Minister and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Sri Lankan government's website (Lanka web) in Bangalore.

- PTI Photo
Aug 01, 2014
AIADMK cadres holding a protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse in Chennai.

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
Aug 01, 2014
AIADMK cadres holding a protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse in Chennai.

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
Jul 21, 2014
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting at the secretariat in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Jul 08, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa honouring Divisional Fire Officer Priya Ravichandran of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services in a function in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Jul 08, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with a sniffer dog during a function for the felicitation of Fire and Rescue Services personnel in Chennai.

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
Jun 30, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Chennai Airport.

- PTI Photo
Jun 29, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Chennai Airport. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah is also seen.

- PTI Photo
Jun 29, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with an injured victim of building collapse at a hospital in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Jun 03, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at a meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Jun 03, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at a meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Apr 24, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa shows her inked finger after casting her vote for the Lok Sabha election, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Apr 21, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa addresses an election campaign rally at T Nagar in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Apr 19, 2014
A poster of TN Chief Minister and AIADMK leader J. Jayalalitha being prepared for the upcoming elections in Chennai.

- AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.
Apr 17, 2014
Pictures of Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK leader J. Jayalitha on the party symbol, two leaves displayed on a wayside in Chennai.

- AP
Apr 01, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK party supremo J Jayalalitha during the election campaigning rally in Combatore.

- PTI Photo
Mar 27, 2014
Kolaveri di After Modi masks, it’s now Amma ones. AIADMK supporters wear masks resembling CM Jayalalitha at a party rally in Chennai, Mar 21, 2014.

- Reuters (From Outlook 07 April 2014)
Mar 05, 2014
Pictures of Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK leader J. Jayalitha on the party symbol, two leaves displayed on a wayside in Chennai.

- AP Photo/Arun Sankar K
Mar 03, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa addresses an election campaign rally in temple town Kancheepuram.

- PTI Photo
Feb 24, 2014
A 66 kg cake depicting the Parliament at the AIADMK headquarters to commemorate the 66th birthday of party supremo J Jayalalithaa.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Feb 24, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa releases party's candidate list for coming parliamentary election in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Feb 21, 2014
Congress workers burn an effigy at a protest against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's decision to release the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in front of Vidhan Sabha, Lucknow.

- PTI Photo/Nand Kumar
Feb 19, 2014
Arputhammal, mother of Perarivalan, a death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, after the state government's decision to release all the seven convicts in the case, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil
Feb 17, 2014
An AIADMK poster in Tamil Nadu.

- Courtesy- Anand Ramachandran, @bigfatphoenix, on Twitter
Feb 13, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Finance Minister O.Panneerselvam before presenting the state budget for 2014-15 in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Feb 06, 2014
Amma on your screen Tamil Nadu assembly speaker D. Jayakumar launches free laptop scheme in a Chennai school

- PTI
Feb 06, 2014
TDP president N. Chandra Babu Naidu greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at her residence in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Feb 02, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa along with CPI leaders A.B. Bardhan and Sudhakar Reddy addressing media after their meeting at the CM's residence in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Jan 30, 2014
Veni Vidi Vici There’s no doubt about what Jayalalitha is aiming for

- AP
Dec 05, 2013
Japanese Empress Michiko with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at Raj Bhawan in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Dec 05, 2013
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha looking at the postage stamp released in India coinciding with the royal couple's visit to India, at Raj Bhavan in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Nov 25, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha with FIDE President Kirsen Ilyumizhinov presenting the winner's trophy to Magnus Carlsen of Norway at the prize distribution ceremony of FIDE World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Nov 25, 2013
Norway's Magnus Carlsen, right, is presented the prize check by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalitha, left, after his win over Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship in Chennai.

- AP Photo/ Arun Sankar K.
Nov 25, 2013
Viswanathan Anand, right, poses with the runner-up trophy presented by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state J. Jayalalitha after loosing his title against Norway's Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship, in Chennai.

- AP Photo/ Arun Sankar K.
Nov 06, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha comes out of a metro rail after flagging off a trial run of Chennai Metro rail on Koyambedu track, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Sep 25, 2013
Ladies Of The Lamp

Three actresses of the past met at one of Chennai's sabhas. Current CM and MGR's heroine Jayalalitha lights the lamp for the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema as Vyjanthimala and Saroja Devi look on in unabashed admiration and deference.

- PTI

Sep 24, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa receives President Pranab Mukherjee on his arrival at the airport in Chennai to participate in concluding ceremony of Centenary Celebrations of Indian Cinema. TN Governor K Rosaiah is also seen.

- PTI Photo
Sep 21, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa presenting an award to actor Kamal Hasan during the innaguration of the four-day Centenary Celebrations of Indian Cinema in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Aug 15, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during the 67th Independence Day function at Fort St George in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Jul 30, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa feeding an elephant at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve at Theppakadu near the Niligris.

- PTI Photo
Jun 28, 2013
Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalitha along with newly elected Rajya Sabha members from Tamil Nadu, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Jun 26, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa poses for photographs along with school students after presenting laptops to them in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ DIPR
Jun 10, 2013
Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, MoS Rajeev Shukla with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting to finalise the annual plan 2013-14 for the state, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Jun 08, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during her party's executive committee meeting at the party headquarters in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Mar 21, 2013


- Illustration by Sorit
Mar 21, 2013
Poes, powers Jayalalitha with Vajpayee, other NDA leaders, 1999

- Jitender Gupta
Feb 24, 2013
Members of AIADMK celebrate the 65th birth anniversary of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Leader of AIADMK J.Jayalalitha, members distributed cakes to the public for her victory in Cauvery River Judgement, cake designed as Cauvery Dam and Weights 65kgs in Coimbatore.

- .PTI Photo
Feb 21, 2013
Tasting Victory

There's something to be said about sops you can really sink your teeth into. Making a right meal of her pre-election people pleasers, Jayalalitha serves up the Rs 1 idli thali (the curry acc­o­mpaniments come with). Curd rice at Rs 3? Carbo-loading. It'll keep the votebank fighting fit. The DMK's got a lot to chew on.

- PTI

Feb 19, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa serves food while inaugurating a new canteen set up by Chennai Corporation in which food will be provided at subsidised rates in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Feb 15, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at a Mass Marriage organised by her party ahead of her 65th birthday in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Feb 15, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha blesses a couple at a Mass Marriage organised by her party ahead of her 65th birthday in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Feb 15, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at a Mass Marriage organized by her party ahead of her 65th birthday in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Jan 31, 2013
In this Feb 01, 2012 file photo, actor Kamal Hasan handing over a cheque for rupees 15 lakh to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa as contribution to the state government's Thane cyclone relief fund, in Chennai. Facing all-round criticism for the ban on Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today strongly defended the action, citing threats of violence but said her government would facilitate an amicable settlement if both the actor and Muslim groups come together.

- PTI Photo
Jan 31, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha addressing the media at state secretariat in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Jan 26, 2013
Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah hoists the Tricolour as Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa looks on during Republic Day function in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Dec 28, 2012
President Pranab Mukherjee being presented with a bouquet by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha as Governor K Rosaiah looks on, on his arrival at the airport in Chennai.

- PTI Photo\ DIPR
Dec 27, 2012
Tamilnadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha during the 57th National Development Council meeting in New Delhi. Jayalalitha today walked out of the National Development Council meeting accusing the Centre of "stifling" the voice of Chief Ministers by restricting their speeches to 10 minutes.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Dec 27, 2012
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalitha during the 57th National Development Council meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Atul Yadav
Dec 26, 2012
Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha, second left, presents flowers to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi as BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, left, looks during the swearing in ceremony of Modi as the chief minister of Gujarat in Ahmedabad.

- AP Photo/ Ajit Solanki
Dec 24, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha takes part in the annual Vaikunta Ekadasi festival celebration at Parthasarathy Temple in Chennai.

- PTI Photo\ DIPR
Dec 10, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa cuts a cake at a function to mark Christmas Celebrations in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Nov 29, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar along with officials during a meeting on the Cauvery water sharing issue in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo /DIPR
Nov 29, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar exchange greetings during a meeting on the Cauvery water sharing issue in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo
Oct 06, 2012
Members of Bharatiya Janata Party burning an effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during the Karnataka Bandh on the Cauvery issue in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 04, 2012
Activists of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike prepare to burn an effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a protest over Cauvery water issue in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo
Oct 03, 2012
The Great Fall

When CM J. Jayalalitha drives out of her house in Poes Garden everyday, what greets her are several hoardings of her great self, including one with Abraham Lincoln, with his famous quote plastered alongside: ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’. The Amma loyalist who put up the hoarding had her picture above Lincoln’s, making sure everyone knew who stood for democracy in Tamil Nadu. Assembly speaker D. Jayakumar, who abruptly resigned last Saturday, should have taken lessons from that. Or why else would he have supporters put up nearly 200 flex boards all over north Chennai (his constituency Royapuram is here) carrying his pictures hailing him as the “future” of the party as part of some lavish birthday celebrations? Another cardinal mistake was having Annadurai, MGR and Jayalalitha in those posters...and then calling himself the ‘future’. The poor birthday boy is now left with no prize, he won’t even be presiding when the assembly celebrates its diamond jubilee on October 29.

- Illustration by Sorit

Oct 02, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 143rd birth anniversary in Chennai.

- PTI Photo\DIPR
Sep 19, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being presented with a shawl by Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa during a meeting of Cauvery Regulatory Authority at 7RCR in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Sep 13, 2012
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha serves food after inaugurating the extended annadhanam scheme at the Srirangam temple, during her third visit to her constituency, Srirangam, since taking over as CM.

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Sep 09, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Chennai Airport before he leaves for Delhi on the way from Sriharikota.

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Sep 08, 2012
President Pranab Mukherjee, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and others at the Sesquicentennial celebrations of the Madras High Court here at Chennai. The Madras High Court is one of the oldest judicial complexes in the country, functional since 1862.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Sep 06, 2012
Sri Lankan Tamil shopkeepers march with placards depicting caricatures of Tamil political leaders during a protest near the Indian Embassy demanding Indian authorities ensure the safety of Sri Lankans visiting India, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

- AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe
Aug 15, 2012
Combo image: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa saluts after hoisting the Tricolour during 66th Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ DIPR
Aug 06, 2012
NDA's Vice Presidential Candidate Jaswant Singh is greeted with a shawl by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting at her residence in Chennai on Monday.

- PTI Photo
Jul 18, 2012
Presidential candidate PA Sangma being greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting in Chennai a day before the election.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Jul 04, 2012


- Illustration by Sorit
Jun 19, 2012
AIADMK's Karthik Thondaiman, the newly elected MLA from Pudukottai taking oath. He won the Pudukottai bypoll by 1,01,998 votes against DMDK candidate Jakir Hussain who lost but miraculously retained his deposit, winning 30,500 votes (the remaining 18 candidates lost their deposits).

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Jun 18, 2012
Couples holding garlands during a mass marriage ceremony organised by Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, in Chennai. The ceremony was solemnised by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar(
Jun 18, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at a mass marriage ceremony organised by Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Jun 14, 2012
BJP senior leader LK Advani presents a bouquet to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at a meeting in Chennai. Making BJP's first move to reach out to non-NDA parties on the Presidential poll, Advani discussed the issue with AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa with both deciding to coordinate with each other and slamming the UPA for handling the matter "clumsily".

- PTI Photo/ DIPR
Jun 06, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa presenting Rs 2 crore as cash award to Grand Master Viswanathan Anand on his winning the world title for the fifth time in Chennai. Anand's wife Aruna is also seen.

- PTI Photo/ DIPR
May 16, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha being greeted by MLAs from CPI(M) on completion of one year rule by the AIADMK, at Secretariat in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
May 16, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha being garlanded by her Cabinet colleagues during celebration of the completion for one year by the AIADMK party's government, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
May 16, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha releases a souvenir and a CD with her Cabinet colleagues during celebration of the completion for one year by the AIADMK party's government, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
May 16, 2012
Celebrating a year in power. Jayalalitha's cabinet opted for a massive garland made of orchids which the two women ministers in her cabinet – Valarmathi and Gokula Indira – put around her neck while the rest of her 33-member cabinet smiled adoringly!

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May 16, 2012
Mr Sangma came calling on Amma with daughter Agatha in tow...

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May 16, 2012
Former LS Speaker P.A. Sangma, who is a Presidential hopeful from the tribal quota, called the Tamil Nadu chief minister to seek her party's support for his candidature

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May 11, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha greets her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik with a shawl at "76th Utkal Dibas Samaroh 2012" in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 11, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa along with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik honouring eminent Odissi dancer Kumkum Mohanty at "76th Utkal Dibas Samaroh 2012" in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 10, 2012


- Illustration by Sorit
May 05, 2012
Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shake hands at the Meeting of Chief Ministers on National Counter Terrorism Centre in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
May 05, 2012
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi (R) and Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha exchange greetings at the Meeting of Chief Ministers on National Counter Terrorism Centre in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
May 02, 2012


- Illustration by Sorit
Apr 18, 2012


- Illustration by Sorit
Apr 16, 2012
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Apr 16, 2012
Ships of the Indian and United States navies during the Indo US joint naval exercise in Malabar in the Bay of Bengal. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said that the state government was "caught fully unaware" of this exercise during the Chief Ministers' Conference in Delhi in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

- PTI Photo
Apr 16, 2012
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during the Chief Ministers’ Conference on Internal Security in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Apr 16, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Apr 16, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi.

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Apr 16, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi.

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Apr 16, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (R) and Gujarat CM Narendra Modi (C) during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi.

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Apr 16, 2012
The home minister P. Chidambaram with Tamil Nadu chief minister during a meeting on internal security in the capital

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Apr 05, 2012
Together again Jaya and Sasikala

- PTI
Apr 03, 2012
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley presents a bouquet to Tamil Nadu Chief Minster J Jayalalithaa at a meeting in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ DIPR
Mar 31, 2012
File: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her close aide VK Sasikala at a function in Chennai on Feb 25, 2008. Jayalalithaa withdrew orders that expelled Sasikala from the party's primary membership on December 19 last year.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Mar 28, 2012


- Illustration by Sorit
Mar 26, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Finance Minister O Pannerselvam entering the state assembly for the presentation of the budget in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Mar 22, 2012
Finance Minister O Panneerselvam greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the release of "Vision Tamil Nadu 2023 report" in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Mar 19, 2012
Bypolls over, Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalitha OKs work at Koodankulam N-plant, stalled since Oct 13 last. Also `500 cr fund for area. Protesters don’t buy it, two go on fast unto death.

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Feb 24, 2012
A sand sculpture of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa created by artists on the eve of her 64th birthday at Puri beach.

- PTI Photo
Feb 23, 2012
A sand sculpture of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa created by artists on the eve of her 64th birthday at Puri beach.

- PTI Photo
Feb 01, 2012
Actor Kamal Haasan donates 15 lakhs for Chief Minister Public Relief fund today at the secretariat

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Jan 27, 2012
Actor Rajnikant handing over a cheque for Rs 10 lakh to CM Jayalalitha

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- PTI
Jan 04, 2012
Beleaguered hero? Check. Two chief ministers? Check. Taking on the system? Check. Incredibly apt even if obvious title? Check. There, in 15 words, you have the reasoning why the Kalanidhi Maran-Jayalalithaa saga is a perfect fit with a much-delayed and finally released in 2001 movie that no one really recalls anymore. After coming to power, one of the first acts of the new chief minister of Tamil Nadu was to take on the Marans, relaunching the state-owned Arasu Cable TV and attempting to rein in Maran’s Sun TV empire. The impact on Maran has been virtually immediate but is this just a temporary eclipse or a setting of the sun? (If it helps, in the movie, not only does the hero win, he even wins over the chief minister.)

- Illustration by Kishore Das
Dec 25, 2011
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being welcomed by former union minister Dayanidhi Maran as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa looks on at the Chennai airport.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Dec 24, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa along with the party leaders pays homage to former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran, on his 24nd death anniversary, at his memorial at Marina beach in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Dec 21, 2011
GOLDEN AGE? An anti-DMK wave buoyed Jayalalitha to the CM’s chair for a third term. That’s how many times MGR was elected too. He, though, never had to vacate it.

- PTI
Dec 19, 2011
**FILE** AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with her close aide VK Sasikala at a function in Chennai. Jayalalithaa expelled Sasikala and her husband M Natarajan besides 10 others members from the party.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Dec 01, 2011


- Illustration by Sorit
Nov 22, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha arrives to appear before a special trial court in Bangalore in connection with a disproportionate asset case.

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
Nov 18, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa pays tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the eve of National Integration Day, celebrated on her birth anniversary, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Nov 06, 2011
Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa pose with new cabinet colleagues after the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. This was third reshuffle in Jayalalithaa's cabinet since last May.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Nov 01, 2011
Dancers perform at an AIADMK public meeting in Chennai.

- PTI Photo | R Senthil Kumar
Oct 22, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa paying her last respects to the State Minister C. Karuppasamy who died at a hospital, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Oct 21, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha coming to her residence after attending the special court at the Parappan Agrahara jail premises, as supporters celebrate their Civic Polls Victory in the State, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Oct 20, 2011
Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha arrives to attend the special court at the Parappan Agrahara jail premises in Bangalore.

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 20, 2011
The convoy of Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha leaves after she attends the Special court at Parappan Agrahara jail premises in Bangalore

- PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 20, 2011
Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha leaves after attending the special court at the Parappan Agrahara jail premises in Bangalore

- PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 17, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa shows her election identity card before casting her vote during two-phase civic polls in the state, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo | R Senthil Kumar
Sep 21, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Sep 17, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha pays floral tribute to a portrait of Thanthai Periyar on the occasion on his 133rd birth anniversary in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Sep 05, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha along with FICCI President, Harsh Mariwala (R) and FICCI Vice President Naina Lal Kidwai (L) at the National Executive Committee Meeting of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Aug 31, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha welcomes the new Governor K Rosaiah on his arrival at the airport in Chennai.

- PTI
Aug 31, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Aug 31, 2011
Rosaiah greets crowd after taking oath as the Governor of Tamil Nadu at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa and Madras High Court Chief Justice M Y Eqbal seen.

- PTI Photo by R Senthil
Aug 24, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha being greeted by Speaker D Jayakumar during a function to celebrate completion of 100 days by her government in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Aug 16, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha hands over welfare assistance to the Sri Lankan Tamils staying in refugee camps in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Aug 15, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha arrives for the 65th Independence Day function at Fort St. George in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Aug 04, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa along with Finance Minister O. Paneerselvam before the presentation of budget in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Aug 04, 2011
Check out finance minister O Paneerselvam’s briefcase containing his budget papers.

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Jul 20, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Jul 06, 2011
Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Jul 06, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Jun 29, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Jun 29, 2011
Asserting Herself: Jaya at a press meet in Delhi

- Sanjay Rawat
Jun 22, 2011


- Illustration by SAndeep Adhwaryu
Jun 19, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa at Sri Ranganathar temple during her visit after Assembly elections at Srirangam in Tiruchirapalli.

- PTI Photo
Jun 14, 2011
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh receives a memorandum from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha during a meeting in New Delhi. Fresh from her electoral victory, Jayalalithaa gave indications that she could consider a possible tie-up with Congress if it makes an approach after severing ties with ally DMK.

- PTI Photo
Jun 14, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa leaves after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
Jun 14, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha smiles during a news conference in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Kamal Kishore
Jun 14, 2011
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being presented a bouquet by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Jun 13, 2011
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting at Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Jun 13, 2011
Supporters outside the Tamil Nadu House during the arrival of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
Jun 01, 2011
CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Jun 01, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa distributes rice during launch of 20 kg free rice for the poor and 35 kg for the poorest of the poor programme in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Jun 01, 2011
The Softer Amma Jayalalitha consoles the widow of N. Mariyam Pitchai, a minister in her cabinet who was killed in a road accident

- Nirmal
Jun 01, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
May 31, 2011
University of Wolverhampton's Chancellor Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at Fort St George in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
May 24, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with a woman from Theni-district, who cut her tongue for the success of AIADMK party in the assembly polls held recently appointed as a laborer and also provided a fund of Rs one lakh from MGR Trust, during a function at Fort St George in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 23, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa signs after taking oath as MLA at the Tamil Nadu Assembly. DMDK president Vijayakanth is also seen in the picture.

- PTI PHOTO
May 17, 2011
AIADMK Supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa arrives at Fort St George to chair the first meeting of her cabinet ministers in Chennai

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
May 16, 2011
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi presents a bouquet to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after the swearing-in ceremony at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 16, 2011
Tamil Nadu Governor SS Barnala administers oath to AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
May 16, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa being felicitated by TDP president Chandra Babu Naidu as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi looks on after the swearing-in-ceremony at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthi Kumar
May 16, 2011
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa walks after taking oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during a swearing-in ceremony at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R SenthilKumar
May 16, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa (left) interacts with DMDK President Vijayakanth after the swearing-in ceremony at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R SenthilKumar
May 16, 2011
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa signs a document after swearing-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at Fort St George in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 15, 2011
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa during a meeting with Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala (unseen) at Raj Bhawan in Chennai. Jaya handed over a letter intimating of her election as the leader of the AIADMK legislature Party and staked her claim to form the government in the state for a third time, two days after her partys landslide victory in the assembly polls.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 13, 2011
AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa flashing victory sign to her supporters and media from her residence in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 13, 2011
AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa responds to the greetings of her supporters and media at her residence in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 13, 2011
AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa flashing Victory sign to her supporters and media from her residence in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 13, 2011
AIADMK party workers celebrating near Jayalalitha's residence in Chennai. Jaya is poised for the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu as her party is heading for a thumping win in the assembly elections.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 12, 2011
Darshan Time Jayalalitha greets her supporters after the big victory

- PTI
May 11, 2011


- Sandeep Adhwaryu
May 04, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Apr 28, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Apr 13, 2011
AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa casting her vote during the assembly elections in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Apr 13, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Mar 28, 2011
AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa addressing a rally for the upcoming assembly polls at Kandharvakottai in Pudhukottai district.

- PTI Photo
Mar 26, 2011
AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalitha addressing a rally from a newly designed campaign van for the upcoming Assembly polls in Tiruchirapalli.

- PTI Photo
Mar 23, 2011
Jaya at the Sri Ranganatha temple, Srirangam, before filing her papers

- Martin Louis
Mar 09, 2011
Jayalalitha in a film with MGR

- Wideangle
Mar 09, 2011
Jayalalitha at a birthday party

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Mar 09, 2011
Jayalalitha with actor Shoban Babu, a Telugu actor.

- Wideangle
Mar 09, 2011
An early photograph of Jayalalitha from when she was new to films.

- Wideangle
Mar 09, 2011
Lotus Feet A party worker goes all horizontal at a darshan of the 'revolutionary leader'

- PTI
Mar 09, 2011
Booty haul 750 pairs of footwear, 800 kg silver, 28 kg gold, 10,500 sarees, 91 sarees, 91 watches, 44 ACs and 19 cars recovered in raid.

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Mar 09, 2011
Jayalalitha with Sonia

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Mar 09, 2011
Jayalalitha with Advani

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Mar 09, 2011
Jayalalitha with Rajiv Gandhi

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Jayalalitha with Vajpayee

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Feb 23, 2011
Past glory? An AIADMK rally from its heyday. The party is now seeing a chance.

- Quickpix
Jan 19, 2011


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Jan 17, 2011
AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa offering sweets to party workers during birth anniversary celebration of former Chief Minister the late M.G. Ramachandran in Chennai.

- PTI Photo
Dec 20, 2010
An AIADMK worker seeks blessings of party supremo J Jayalalitha during a function in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Oct 27, 2010
Turning Tide? The crowd at AIADMK boss Jayalalitha’s rally in Madurai, Oct 18

- PTi
Jun 10, 2010


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Jun 03, 2010


- Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Jan 11, 2010
J. Jayalalitha vs M. Karunanidhi
Their verbal duels went to another level in ’09, the DMK patriarch even ‘addressing’ the AIADMK chief as Thirumathi (Mrs) even though she isn’t legally married. And all because Amma was referring to his “minority government”. But the big question is why Karunanidhi insisted on denying Jayalalitha her Selvi (Miss) status. Did we miss something in the script?

- Illustrations by SORIT
Oct 12, 2009
An AIADMK worker greets its supremo J Jayalalitha during a party function in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
May 13, 2009
Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam party leader J. Jayalalitha displays her voter’s identity card to an election official at a polling station in Chennai.

- AP Photo
May 02, 2009
AIADMK Chief Jayalalitha mourns the death of Actor and Producer K Balaji. The veteran actor and producer of Sujathi Cine Combines breathed his last today afternoon in a private hospital in Chennai.

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
Apr 16, 2009
Saathi haath badhana... Jayalalitha, A.B. Bardhan and Prakash Karat during an election rally in Chennai.

- AP Photo
Dec 05, 2008
So have the BJP's hope been dashed for the next elections? All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham and the Communist Party of India-Marxist jointly announced that they have formed an alliance for next year's Lok Sabha elections. In the photo, AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa welcomes CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat during a meeting at her residence in Chennai. Clearly, scruples and principles do not belong in the Indian political lexicon.

- PTI Photo
Jan 16, 2008
January 14, 2008
After his Gujarat win, Narendra Modi is making new friends and allies outside his party who are willing to fete him. His meeting with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalitha on January 14 turned out to be an elaborate pongal lunch, described as a "princely 45-course meal", at the residence of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, who was among the first to call Modi when early trends on December 23 showed him winning. What did they discuss? We don't know, but if you ask what's cooking, it would seem that an old alliance is being revived for sure.


- PTI photo
Nov 07, 2007
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Culture and Tourism Minister Ambika Soni greet President of the Swiss Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey (not in picture) during her ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla
Jun 06, 2007
Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and TDP president N.Chandrababu Naidu poses for a photograph with former Chief Minister of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha, and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, as they arrive for a meeting at Naidu's residence in Hyderabad. Two years ahead of the general elections, a group of eight regional parties launched a new national front as an alternative to the Congress and BJP. The announcement came after a three hour meeting hosted by Naidu and the name, organisational structure and other details of the front are expected to be worked out soon. The conclave of the parties was attended by Jayalalithaa (AIADMK), Mulayam and Amar Singh (Samajawadi Party), Brindavan Goswami (Asom Gana Parishad), Chautala (Indian National Lok Dal), Babulal Marandi (Jharkhand Vikas Morcha) and Vaiko (MDMK) while K J Thomas of Kerala Congress sent a letter of support. The conclave comes at the backdrop of the TDP recently announcing that it would take the initiative in forging a Third Front based on "an alternative economic policy".

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A
Apr 23, 2007
Monday 23 April
So will he also join the other former chief ministers who campaigned in his party's rally in Allahabad? Incumbent UP Chief Minsiter Mulayam Singh Yadav is seen here with former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha and former Andhra CM Chandra Babu Naidu. Jayalalitha, making a full-length speech in Hindi for the first time in her political career, launched a scathing attack on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi saying "Srimati Sonia Gandhi ka jigri dost, uska rishtedar Ottavio Quattrochi hamare desh ki janta ke paise ko London bank se lekar bhag gaya. (Sonia's friend and relative Quattrochi has taken away Indian public money from a London Bank and run away)". Reading out a prepared speech, 'Amma' also waxed poetic: "Yaad rakhiye, ek hai Mulayam is vatan mein, ek hai chanda jaise gagan mein" (Remember, there is only one Mulayam, just as there is one moon in the sky). Later, while talking to reporters, the AIADMK leader said she was not at all nervous while speaking in Hindi for the first time in her 25-year-long political career as it was her second language in school.

- AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Jul 06, 2003
The Vice-President of India Bhairon Singh Shekhawat being received by the Governor of Tamil Nadu Thiru. P.S. Ramamohan Rao & Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi J Jayalalithaa at Chennai Airport. The Vice-President of India visited Chennai to participate in Madras Veterinary College centenary celebrations.

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Aug 24, 2002
19 Aug 2002: Newly elected Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat is greeted by Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha at the swearing-in ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

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Jayalalitha
May 02, 2009
AIADMK Chief Jayalalitha mourns the death of Actor and Producer K Balaji. The veteran actor and producer of Sujathi Cine Combines breathed his last today afternoon in a private hospital in Chennai.

- PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar
 
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