Jayalalithaa's journey to the peak of AIADMK and TN politics (Pics)

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Jayalalithaa's journey to the peak of AIADMK and TN politics (Pics)
Bangalore, Sep 26: After fighting an 18-year-old legal battle, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has a date with destiny tomorrow when a Special Court here pronounces the verdict in the disproportionate assets case against her and three other accused.

Popularly known as 'Amma' and 'Puratchi Thalaivi' ('Revolutionary Leader'), Jaya was introduced to active politics by former chief minister of TN, MG Ramachandran or MGR.

Before her entry to politics, she was a popular actress in south India. Here are a few pictures from her journey to the pinnacle of Tamil Nadu politics and AIADMK.

Jaya with her companion Sasikala

Jayalalithaa, who has been facing serious charges in connection with a disproportionate asset case, might have the last smile as it has been reported that astrology would help her to get the final verdict in her favour.

Teacher-Disciple duo

In 1982, she joined the AIADMK, which was founded by Ramachandran.

Star actress to star politician

Before entering to politics, Jaya was the lead heroine in over 140 films which includes films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and worked in one Hindi film.

Second to none in AIADMK

Jaya is known for keeping all subordinates, ministers and leaders in her party at bay. In this picture, Finance Minister O Panneerselvam pose for photographs ahead of the budget presentation in Chennai on Thursday

At her feet

The assets case was filed by the state vigilance department and a few months after the FIR was filed in September 1996

Will Jaya's journey end tomorrow?

In 2003, the case had to be shifted to a special court in Bangalore following a Supreme Court order on a petition filed by Anbazhagan, a leader of the Opposition DMK, saying unbiased judicial proceedings were not possible in Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa's return to power.

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