Jayalalithaa first death anniversary: A year of AIADMK battle without strong leader

Jayalalithaa first death anniversary: A year of AIADMK battle without strong leader
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Its been one year for the death of Tamil Nadu’s Amma J Jayalalithaa. Today, India is marking the first death anniversary of the six-term chief minister who had dominated Tamil Nadu politics for decades. After the death of Tamil Nadu’s Amma, the state has witnessed many things that would never be happened in the era of Jayalalithaa. She was the leader of Lok Sabha’s third largest party AIADMK. Jayaram Jayalalithaa popularly called as Amma in Tamil Nadu and she was the Indian actor who served six terms as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu more than fourteen years. Last year, her death was the shock for all the Tamilians.

After Jayalalithaa’s death, on 5 December 2016 everything has changed less than twelves hours VK Sasikala J Jayalalithaa’s soul sister put together an alternative government in place by appointing O Panneerselvam as chief minister for the third time. AIADMK senior O. Panneerselvam became Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister from 6th December 2016 to 16th February 2017. After three months controversy party decided to conduct in party elections where O. Panneerselvam was succeeded by Edappadi K. Palaniswami. Later on, O. Panneerselvam became deputy Chief Minister of the AIADMK party.

However, V.K. Sasikala her soul sisters remained a mysterious companion. And India first heard her speech on December 31 when she took over as AIADMK’s general secretary. Furthermore, after the long battle for two leaves symbols. The election commission in last month has allotted two leave factions of AIADMK party to the Panneerselvam-Palaniswami combine (OPS-EPS) for holding a majority in the party legislative and organisational wings.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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