Indian Elections 2009 - Comments
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Former TamilNadu Chief Minister J. Jayalaithaa, if sources are to be believed, is getting ready for a bigger role in Centre. She might possibly end up as the home minister if her plans to sweep the coming loksabha elections goes well.
There is also enough speculation that she might contest Periyakulam Loksabha seat
Jayalaithaa was born in Mysore Tamil family as Komalavalli. After losing her father at the age of two, her family fell into poverty. She was educated at the Bishop Cotton Girls High School in Bangalore but later she moved to Madras State (now Tamil Nadu) along with her mother Sandhya, who ventured as an actress into Tamil cinema. She was then schooled at Sacred Heart Matriculation School (popularly known as Church Park) of Presentation Convent in Chennai.She excelled in academics and is claimed that she was offered a scholarship for higher studies from Government of India, but with the guidance from her mother, young Jayalalitha moved into film industry.
She has held the post of Chief Minister three times and currently the leader of opposition in Tamil Nadu assembly
First Tenure - 1991-1996
Second Tenure 14 May 2001-16 September 2001
Third Tenure 2002-2006