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topics Updated: May 24, 2016 16:04 IST

One of the country’s most powerful politicians, J Jayalalithaa was sworn in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu in May 2015 following a nine-month break, after a court overturned her conviction in a corruption case. She was forced to resign as the CM in 2014 after being convicted of holding Rs 53 crore in unaccounted cash and property. A higher court later scrapped the case against the former film star.

First Published: May 24, 2016 16:04 IST