Sasikala Vs OPS-EPS Over Jayalalithaa’s Legacy: TimelineFebruary 9, 2021
All eyes are on late Jayalalithaa’s aide and former AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala as she returned to poll-bound Tamil Nadu after spending over 4 years in jail in a corruption-related case. Popularly known as ‘Chinnamma’, she was convicted and sentenced for 4 years in Bangalore Parappana Jail on February 14, 2017.
A political battle broke out between Sasikala and EPS-OPS duo just after the death of Jayalalithaa. Look at the timeline of the political battle.
December 5, 2016: Jayalalithaa dies, OPS becomes Tamil Nadu CM
December 31, 2016: Sasikala becomes General Secretary
February 5, 2017: OPS resigns
February 7, 2017: OPS launches a ‘Dharma Yuddham’ against Sasikala. Sasikala expels Panneerselvam
February 14, 2017: Sasikala convicted by SC for 4 years in jail in disproportionate assets case
February 16, 2017: EPS becomes Tamil Nadu CM
February 18, 2017: EPS wins the trust vote 122-11
March 9, 2017: EC calls for a by-election to RK Nagar constituency
March 22, 2017: EC freezes two leaves symbol
April 9, 2017: EC cancels by-elections to RK Nagar due to evidence of corruption by AIADMK
April 17, 2017: Dhinakaran booked for allegedly bribing EC
April 26, 2017: EC arrests Dhinakaran
August 7, 2017: Committee formed to investigate into the death of late former CM Jayalalithaa.
August 21, 2017: OPS becomes Deputy CM
September 12, 2017: AIADMK removes Sasikala & TTV Dhinakaran from party
November 23, 2017: EC allotted two-leaves symbol to EPS-OPS
December 24, 2017: Independent candidate TTV Dhinakaran wins RK Nagar elections
March 15, 2018: TTV Dhinakaran floats Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam.
February 28, 2019: Delhi HC dismisses plea against EC’s order allotting the two leaves symbol to EPS-OPS.
March 11, 2019: TTV Dhinakaran moves SC against Delhi HC order
January 27, 2021: Sasikala formally released
January 31, 2021: Sasikala discharged from Victoria
February 8, 2021: Sasikala returns