After Reading These 7 Unknown Facts About Jayalalithaa's Career, You'll Miss Her Even More. RIP Amma

Blog By suhas  |  25-12-16

RIP Amma

#7 The Start

#7 The Start

Jayalalithaa was a popular actor down South before she entered politics. Her entry into the politics happened because of her amazing grip on English.

As she was fluent in English, MGR wanted her to be a member of Rajya Sabha from AIADMK. This is when she joined Rajyasabha in 1984 and served till 1989.


#6 The Reason

#6 The Reason

Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran got her into politics and after his death, AIADMK split into two groups, one supported Jayalalithaa and the other supported MGR's wife Janaki.

This is where her first real struggle started. The path for her wasn't easy but look what she ended up achieving in her lifetime.


#5 First victory

#5 First victory

Jaya tasted her first victory in politics in 1989 when she won the elections and became the first woman to be elected as Leader of the Opposition. A huge achievement.

Keep reading ahead to know about more such amazing facts about AMMA.


#4 The Attacks

#4 The Attacks

Amma was attacked very brutally and was molested by DMK members on 25th March 1989 in front of Chief Minister Karunanidhi and Assembly speaker. Disadvantages in this country of being a strong independent woman one might say! She had to go back home from the assembly with a torn saree.


#3 The Surprising Achievement

#3 The Surprising Achievement

In 1991, Amma became the youngest and the first female Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to complete a full 5-year term, an achievement that brought surprise for everyone.


#2 Lengthy Tenure

#2 Lengthy Tenure

She became Tamil Nadu's CM for 5 times. Her tenure of 5228 days is the second most by any female Chief Minister of India next to Sheila Dikshit (5504 days).

During her tenure, she introduced Police Stations completely operational by women. Amma established 57 all-women police stations across Tamil Nadu.


#1 God?

#1 God?

Jayalalithaa is the first and only incumbent chief minister of India to get disqualified from holding the office because of the disproportionate assets case in 2014 and within a year, she came back.

The woman is treated like god in Tamil Nadu because of her contribution for the development of the state.









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