The Tragic Demise of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa left a huge vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics.
While many die-hard Fans and supporters of AIADMK hoped that the leaders and cadre unite to carry out the legacy of Jayalalithaa old vision ahead, what came in as a shock is infighting started between Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala and her trusted lieutenant Pannerselvam for the Seat of RK .Nagar Seat Tamil Nadu’s Elections
The Supreme and High Court has sent to the Sasikala to jail and while the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswamy and the Panneerselvam are both fighting for the Jayalalitha’s legacy and vision.
As of now all are trying to stand at the Jayalalitha’s RK Nagar Seat at Tamil Nadu that constituency came as a shock to the Breaked AIADMK Party.
Jayalalitha Niece Deepa Jayakumar will contest Elections from From RK Nagar.
Jayalalitha Niece Deepa Jayakumar will contest Elections from From RK Nagar where Late CM Jayalalithaa Contested from the Seat of RK Nagar.
Deepa Jayakumar attacked VK Sasikala for that what she called as “Hijack” of the AIADMK Party after the Death of the Late CM Jayalalithaa.
Deepa Jayakumar Neice of Jayalalitha that she will Contest in the Next Elections in the By-Elections to her Aunt J Jayalalilitha’s RK Nagar Seat in Chennai Tamil Nadu that made vacant by the AIADMK Party the death of the Jayalalitha in last year December ,
As of now Ms Deepa Jayakumar has also launched a Forum called as the MGR Amma Deepa Federation, she said that this is not a Political Party and vowed on her aunt’s 69th Birthday to that to retrieve the two leaves symbol of the Ruling Party in Chennai Tamil Nadu.
Ms Jayalalithaa’s Closest Friend and a Good Companion VK Sasikala picked twice to be Chief minister that when she stepped down, as Deepa has to staked claim to be the Legacy of “AMMA” or Mother.
Fighting For the Jayalalitha’s Legacy in RK.Nagar Seat, Tamil Nadu ?
Our Aim is to work in the steps of Ms Late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha ms jayakumar says that she has family and so he has the strongest claim.
Her brother deepak has claimed that the Former AIADMK chief has willed the Strongest her property to their father and their sister including the Veda Nilayam
O Panneerselvam who has resigned as the chief minister Earlier this Month and had reached out to Ms Jayakumar to join the Camp against Team Sasikala as they has battled over which side is the Real AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu.
Still it is in Mystery as to which faction will get the popular Two Leaves symbol of the AIADMK Party.
Former Chief Election Commissioner N.Gopalaswami says that the “Election Commission’s decision on Sasikala is crucial in this by-election.
As such two set of nominations will be filed by factions seeking the ‘two leaves’ symbol. If the EC nullifies Sasikala’s nomination, the issue becomes more complex and the returning officer of the constituency will have to decide to whom the two leaves should be allotted.
But the story does not end there. Both the factions could move courts,”
DMK is keenly watching and is planning to take most of the advantage of the infighting. Since the constituency was formed in 1967, the party has won 5 times from R K Nagar. “We are opposed to the DMK fielding Shimla Muthuchozhan, our candidate in the 2016 assembly election.
The party has not won in R K Nagar since 2001,” says a senior DMK leader.
In the meantime, DMK leader Stalin was called all parties to be unite and defeat AIADMK Party All over Tamil Nadu . He said “RK Nagar by poll should protect democracy in Tamil Nadu and teach a lesson to the cadre of AIADMK chief V K Sasikala who is in a Bengaluru prison,”
Byelections will be held on April 12 but already fight is intensifying heating the temperatures in the constituency.
Political analysts feel “Deepa is likely to make in roads in the R K Nagar by-poll not because she is capable but simply as a result of people’s anger against Sasikala. She will definitely not win the seat but will definitely eat into AIADMK’s vote share,
Jayalalitha’s Legacy is that to make the People’s Development First priority in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Late J Jayalalita and the AIADMK General Secretary, J. Jayalalitha, who passed away on December 5, 2016, has left behind a rich Jayalalitha’s legacy in the form of welfare schemes that brought in the Tamil Nadu State and in her R.K Nagar area and that are geared towards the development of the people of the state in Tamil Nadu.
These Popular schemes were undoubtedly has transformed the actress turned politician Jayalalitha into iconic status and brand in Tamil Nadu and make to the People of Tamil Nadu her as Amma (mother) one who is worthy of worship for the People in Tamil Nadu.
With her demise, of the Late Chief Minister J Jayalalitha has left behind a rich legacy of Popular schemes that have a message that the Nostrum of the development of the country lies in the development of the Common people. The Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister AMMA by effectively implementing her New and Popular schemes has laid the pathway and how India can develop by developing its people across India.
Silencing her critiques Jayalalithaa has been able to sustain the economic growth of the state Tamil Nadu and at the same time the economic burden caused by her populists’ schemes. She has demonstrated that how populist schemes could usher people’s welfare when it comes through active involvement of the Tamil Nadu as Amma’s government.
It is to the credit of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha that she has put Tamil Nadu in the category of the most developed state in the country.
It is also to her credit to launch a whopping number of populist schemes with the brand name ‘Amma‘ whose product or service is either free or heavily subsidized.
The schemes have cost the state exchequer but have benefitted crores of people as it helped in meeting the day-to-day needs and necessities of the common man especially the women, children and most marginalized people in the State.
The large turnout of the people at Jayalalitha’s funeral reflects her personal popularity, charisma and the people of the state who came out to pay their attention and the condolences to the departed soul. The surging crowd was a referendum on those very populist schemes and freebies that their departed leader had doled out for them and its benefits had reached the intended beneficiaries.
These popular schemes help us to understand how such interventionist method can help in developing the ordinary people of the state and it also provides the rationale how a popular film star can become even more popular politician and finally end up being hailed as ‘Amma’ or mother by the masses of Tamil Nadu.
Here is a bird’s eye view of those schemes that J Jayalalitha initiated under her rule.
Rural Schemes that were Started and running successfully in Tamil Nadu by the Late Chief Minister J Jayalalitha.
Amma Mobile Phone Scheme: Under this Amma Mobile Phone scheme free mobile phones were given to about 20,000 Self Help Groups and trainers mostly women with special Tamil software to help them supervise the SHG workers and this leads and provides some information about the Phones to the Women’s in the Governance.
Amma Service Centre: The Local Bodies of Amma Service Center will issue all the Certificates including the Birth/Death Certificates on every Wednesday would issue birth and death certificates, trade licenses, ration cards, drinking water and sewage connections, permission for building etc all these problems were solved on every Wednesday on the Amma Service Center in all over Tamil Nadu.
Special Amma Camps: Amma camps were opened up in the rural areas where government officials visit villages and solve their Health Problems of the public at their doorstep. The dates were announced in advance through public broadcast systems around Tamil Nadu.
Amma Cement: Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation through retail outlet would sell Amma Cement for as little as Rs. 190 a bag of 50 kg. Under this scheme those eligible will be able to get a maximum of Rs 750 a bags for new house constructions and 100 bags for renovations of Houses for Poor People in Tamil Nadu. Over one-lakh bags of ‘Amma Cement’ weighing about 5,000 metric tones was sold across the state in just 15 days of the launch of the scheme.
Farm fresh vegetable shops: Subsidized farm fresh vegetable shops have been opened for the common man who suffers from frequent price increases of vegetables. The cooperative fair price vegetable shops sell farm-fresh vegetables in cities at low costs.
Free Mixie, Grinder & Fan: As an election promises, the AIADMK government distributed mixie, grinder & fan free of cost to the poor. It also opened exclusive centers for repair and maintenance of these electric items.
Amma Theatre scheme: Under this scheme U-certified Tamil films will be screened in corporation-run theatres for as low as Rs. 10 per ticket.
Chennai Centric Schemes
Chennai Small Bus scheme: Small bus schemes help commuters to travel to nearby railway stations and bus stations without depending on Auto rickshaws and call taxis. It covers areas where MTC buses do not operate.
Amma Water: Bottled mineral water with the brand name Amma Mineral Water is sold at about INR 10 a litre. Under the scheme around 200 water kiosks are functioning in Chennai city alone, which would supply potable water through vending machines. Here up to 20 litres of drinking water per family per is supplied.
Fish Stall in Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Fish Development Council launched Amma Fish stalls in many key locations in Chennai where Fish is sold at a subsidized rate.
Internet for Every Household scheme: The government’s broadband internet scheme was offered to every household at affordable cost through the state-owned Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited.
People’s Security Scheme
Amma Call Centre: Amma call center is people’s security scheme. It is actually a public grievance cell with toll-free number 1100. Grievance can be registered here and the details given by the callers will be sent to officials concerned and the caller would be informed about the officer, handling the complaint and further the action taken on it.
Amma micro loans scheme: This scheme was launched to provide micro loans for small traders who can avail loan upto Rs.5, 000 from banks and the government will pay the interest. They can repay it as little as Rs. 200 a week. Those who pay on time are eligible for higher loans upto Rs. 25,000.
Amma Seeds: Under this scheme certified, high-quality Amma seeds are made available for free to the farmers across the state. The Tamil Nadu State Seeds Development Agency that implements the scheme also provides subsidized kits for the urban folks to cultivate vegetable farming in smaller land and roof-tops.
Food Security Scheme
Amma Canteens are a chain of highly subsidized government run canteens that allow the common man to procure quality food at very cheap prices (Rs 13 for two meals). This was the most popular food security scheme for the poor. Amma canteens are maintained by women Self Help Groups (SHG).
Free 20 Kg rice scheme: In order to provide food security of the poor Amma has made 20 kg of rice to be distributed free to them via the ration stores.
Amma salt: Amma salt comes in three variations — Double Fortified Salt, Refined Free Flow iodized Salt and Low Sodium Salt and are distributed through government-run PDS outlets.
Monthly Pension for Transgender: Transgender who live in abject poverty and primarily survive on begging has been given monthly pension to make easy their life.
New Born Scheme for the children care and woman :-
The Cradle baby scheme: This scheme was launched during 1991-96, to check female feticide and gender-based abortions rampant in certain districts. It allowed mothers to anonymously hand over their new-born children to the government, which would take care of them or give them for adoptions.
Amma baby care kits: Every mother who gave birth to her child at a government hospital gets 16 types of baby-products worth Rs. 1000 for free. The kit comes as a carry bag and contains a baby towel, dress, bed, mosquito net, napkin, baby oil, baby soap, bath soap, soap box, liquid sanitizer, nail cutter, rattle, doll, and ‘Sowbhaghya Legiyam’ (a medicinal preparation to improve mother’s health).
Health Care Schemes Started by the Tamil Government :-
Amma Master Health Check-up: The is a set of three health checkup schemes i) Amma Master Health Check- up, ii) Amma Special Master Health Check-up Scheme for Women and ii) Amma Arokia Thittam – for those who cannot afford regular health screening tests. The cost of the check-up is one-fifth of what private screening centers offer.
Amma Pharmacies: The AIADMK government rolled out over a hundred pharmacies in Chennai and other districts where medicines are sold at a discount of about 15 percent over market price. The pharmacies are open all through the week from 7 am to 11 pm.
Amma Medi-claim: This is a comprehensive health insurance scheme is popularly known as Amma medi-claim, under which the sum assured for each family is Rs.1 lakh per annum for a total period of four years. The cost of tests required for treatment would also be part of the insurance cover.
‘Amma Marriage Halls‘: Under this scheme “Amma Marriage Halls” are built at 11 locations in the state.
‘Gold for marriage’ scheme: The scheme gives four grams of gold and cash upto Rs.50, 000 to economically-backward women who have completed their degree or diploma.
Schemes for Students who are below poverty line :-
Distribution of Free Text Books: All students of Standards I to XII studying in Government schools are being supplied with text books, free of cost by the Government.
Distribution of free Bicycles: Every year, free Bicycles are distributed to class XI students studying in Government Schools.
Free Uniforms: Free uniforms are being given to students of I to VIII who are enrolled in the noon meal scheme.
Free Bus Pass scheme: Free Bus passes in the shape of smart cards is issued to all school and college students traveling in Government buses.
Cash Prize for Top Rankers: As per this scheme, the first three top rankers in the Higher Secondary Examination with Tamil medium are awarded cash prizes Rs 50, 000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000. Similarly, the first three top rankers in the X Board Examination with Tamil medium were also awarded cash prize of 25,000, 20, 000 and 15,000. Moreover, subject wise top rankers (first rankers) at the state level in both the X Board Examination and the XII Board Examination are given cash awards
Free Laptops for Students: Under the scheme for higher-secondary and college students studying in government and aided institutions are given free laptops. Free laptops are given to students who have acquired a certain percentage in school and college examinations. The laptop distribution scheme was planned with the motive of encouraging digital education among students from a very early stage.
Girls’ Incentive Scheme: To prevent dropouts of SC/ST girl students, the IX Standard unmarried SC/ST girls of age, less than 16 years are provided with a fixed deposit certificate for Rs.3000/-
Financial Assistance for Students lacking Parental Support: This scheme is meant for the students whose bread winning parent (father or mother) dies in an accident or is rendered permanently incapacitated will get Rs.50, 000. The amount will be deposited in the name of the student in Tamil Nadu Power Finance Corporation and the interest amount will be spent on the educational needs of the child.