This was Jayalalithaa, the conqueror

jayaChronology of major milestones in the four-decade political career of AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who passed away on Monday night.

June 24, 1991: Sworn in Chief Minister for the first time after she leads AIADMK to a huge win in assembly elections.

May, 1996: Amidst charges of corruption during its rule, AIADMK loses in the assembly elections. DMK returns to power.

July 11: Then Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy files private complaint in a court accusing Jayalalithaa of amassing wealth worth Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991 to 1996.

Dec 7: Jayalalithaa arrested. Charges of corruption, including accumulation of disproportionate assets, follows.

April, 1997: DMK Government sets up three special courts to try 47 corruption cases against Jayalalithaa, her former cabinet colleagues and others.

1997: Prosecution launched against Jayalalithaa, her close friend Sasikala and two others in a Chennai Court in DA case.

June 4, 1997: Charge-sheeted in DA case.

1999: Discharged in coal import deal case by special court; Upheld by Madras High Court.

February 2, 2000: Special court convicts her in Pleasant Stay Hotel case related to permission granted for construction allegedly flouting rules.

October, 2000: A special court in Chennai convicts Jayalalithaa in TANSI land deal case.

May 14, 2001: Jayalalithaa leads AIADMK to landslide win in assembly elections; Sworn in Chief Minister though she was disqualified to contest elections.

September 21, 2001: Jayalalithaa unseated as CM after Supreme Court quashes her appointment as she was disqualified to contest polls due to TANSI case conviction.

December 4: Madras High Court acquits Jayalalithaa in the TANSI case and Pleasant Stay Hotel case.

Feb 21, 2002: Jayalalithaa elected to Assembly in a bypoll from Andipatti constituency.

March 2: Jayalalithaa sworn in Chief Minister.

November 18, 2003: On a petition by DMK, Supreme Court transfers the trial in DA case to Bengaluru.

November 24: Supreme Court upholds Jayalalithaa’s acquittal in TANSI case.

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