Welcome to AIADMK

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is a state political party in the states of Tamil Nadu. The party was founded in 1972 by M. G. Ramachandran (popularly known as MGR), a popular politician, as a breakaway from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) led by M.Karunanidhi, the then chief minister of Tamil Nadu, owing to differences between the two. Till the time MGR, also known as Puratchi Thalaivar (Revolutionary Leader), was alive, the AIADMK continued to be dominated by one man, despite the presence of formidable leaders like V. R. Nedunchezhiyan, R. M. Veerappan, S. Thirunavukkarasu, and J.Jayalalitha.



Curtains for 'Iron Butterfly' Jayalalitha?

New Delhi, October 9 When she bid farewell to films in the late 1970s(or rather was compelled to quit), people in Tamil Nadu thought it was curtains for a vivacious actress and that they had seen the last of their chubby heroine Jayalalitha. But she was back within a span of fiveyears, looking delectable in party colour sari, cooingto babies in villages, listening responsively to petitioners at the party office of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), a shinning mascot for thethen ageing chief minister of Tamil politics,M G Ramachandran.

Today, even as she faces imprisonment, there are not many in Tamil Nadu who are ready to write off her career. The special court of Chennai today announced a three-year rigorous imprisonment term for the AIADMK chief over irregularities in the TANSI land deal case. Janata party president Subramania Swamy naturally strutted in Madurai that he felt "vindicated" as he had initiated the governor's sanction to prosecute her in 1995.