Chennai: Conviction of Jayalalithaa in a graft case and her unseating from the chief minister's chair, twin blasts and a legal wrangle that stalled the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case were among major events that unfolded during 2014 in Tamil Nadu.
AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa Saturday once again appealed to her supporters not to take extreme steps in the wake of her sentencing in a graft case, reassuring them that she will come out of "all the challenges" with divine help.
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who was granted bail Friday, spent about three weeks in jail getting up early in the morning and reading newspapers, taking rest in the afternoon after a lunch of curd rice, a stroll in the evening and hitting the bed early.
AIADMK supporters broke out into celebrations, bursting crackers and dancing on the roads here after the Supreme Court granted bail to party chief Jayalalithaa in the illegal assets case, paving way for her homecoming for the Diwali festival.
The Karnataka State Bar Council on Saturday condemned the "unruly behaviour" of some advocates from Tamil Nadu on High Court premises here during the hearing on bail plea of jailed AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa last Tuesday.
A petition filed in the Karnataka High Court seeking transfer of Jayalalithaa, convicted in an illegal assets case, to Tamil Nadu was done with an evil intent and the AIADMK chief has nothing to do with the plea, the party said Friday.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam on Tuesday hit out at opposition parties, accusing them of conspiring to sully his government's image by alleging that law and order was deteriorating in the state and urged people not to resort to agitation over party supremo Jayalalithaa's conviction in a graft case.
A combine of 11 smaller political outfits on Monday asked Karnataka Governor K Rosaiah to take steps to bring AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, now lodged in a prison in Bangalore after being convicted in a graft case, back to Tamil Nadu in view of concerns of security.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Saturday suggested that AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, lodged at Parappana Agrahara prison here after being convicted in an illegal assets case, be shifted to Tamil Nadu as it was a burden for the state to manage the large number of protestors and also maintain law and order.
Two more persons died on Tuesday in acts of suicide allegedly upset over Jayalalithaa's conviction in an illegal assets case as protests against her conviction continued across Tamil Nadu for the fourth day with Tamil film industry too rallying behind the AIADMK supremo.
In a big relief for AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, a special bench of the Karnataka High Court will on Wednesday hear her plea, which challenges former Tamil Nadu chief minister's conviction in the disproportionate assets while seeking bail.
Sulking Rajya Sabha Congress MP P Kannan on Monday came out openly in support of extending "moral support" to jailed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, saying her conviction in a wealth case was not a political setback to her, but she would scale greater heights.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will go the same way as J. Jayalalithaa if the numerous cases in which he allegedly has a role are properly probed, leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan said here on Monday.
The Tamil Nadu government should recover from the AIADMK party the losses the state and people suffered as a result of the violence in the wake of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's conviction in a corruption case, PMK leader S. Ramadoss said Monday.
Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha, who convicted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case on Saturday, has a reputation of being a no-nonsense judge who gave an indication of his stern approach while dealing with the politically volatile case.