A Bohemian Rhapsody – The MGR-Karunanidhi Story
Karunanidhi-MGR Relationship: film 'Iruvar' defines the friendship between Karunanidhi and MGR, giving insight into Dravidian politics. Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha are unnecessarily messing up relations . The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) following a tip-off they. But MGR himself continued to address Karunanidhi as 'Andavanae', . The relationship had grown so much that Kalaignar's children called.
The DMK government was dismissed. Four months later, Karunanidhi would find to his horror that the LTTE, whose cause of a separate Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka he had enthusiastically supported, had struck again. On May 21,a young woman called Dhanu from the LTTE headed to Sriperumbudur to garland Rajiv Gandhi, who was campaigning for elections scheduled to be held a few days later.
Strapped to her body was a bomb which exploded, killing the former prime minister, his assassin and 14 others. Tamil Nadu turned its back on Karunanidhi.
Karunanidhi and MGR: Best of friends, worthy rivals
Jayalalithaa, riding the sympathy wave for the slain Gandhi, an ally, ascended to the chief minister's post for the first time in May But the truth, according to senior journalists in the state, is that Karunanidhi was only playing to the gallery on the issue of the Sri Lankan Tamils and the LTTE.
The second blunder, I said, was to elect Mahinda Rajapaksa in He was very critical of the LTTE. Announcing after she came to power that the DMK had emptied the treasury and that she would take only a token Re 1 salary as chief minister, Jayalalithaa began work on a slew of welfare schemes targeted at the woman voter.
Political thuggery too was at an all-time high as vengeance was wreaked upon DMK members for various slights, both real and perceived. Jayalalithaa brought on her own downfall in in the form of a jaw-dropper of a wedding for her foster son V N Sudhakaran, a nephew of Sasikala's, to the granddaughter of cine actor Sivaji Ganesan.
The pomp and show put on in Madras for the wedding disgusted the voters. Invoters turned their back on her.
Karunanidhi was again in the seat of power. He then initiated a series of corruption cases against Jayalalithaa. One such case was the colour TV scam, wherein colour TV sets were allegedly bought at prices higher than the market price, with the Jayalalithaa government allegedly making Rs During this period, her residence in Poes Garden, Chennai, was raided and the DMK's propaganda channel, Sun TV, streamed live visuals of 30 kg of gold, including bangles, over wrist watches, 10, sarees and hundreds of pairs of footwear, amongst other dizzyingly expensive possessions.
It was also during the initial days of the Karunanidhi government that a disproportionate assets case was slapped on Jayalalithaa, Sasikala, Sasikala's sister-in-law Ilavarasi and nephew V N Sudhakaran.
This case would go on for close to two decades, ending in a 'guilty' verdict finally after Jayalalithaa's death inputting Sasikala and the others behind bars for four years. After the dust settled on the cases and the DMK government went about in earnest wooing industry to Tamil Nadu and focusing on development of the state, the people of Tamil Nadu, inonce again did an about-turn.
To Jayalalithaa's aid came a shimmering alliance: So much so that Karunanidhi, who was confident of being re-elected, was bitter when the results were announced. Sonia Gandhi and M Karunanidhi at a campaign rally during the general election. In elections, she failed and the DMK led by M. Karunanidhi again came in power in the state. Karunanidhi then put 46 charges of corruption.
In the raid, 30 kg of gold, kg of silver and diamond jewelry, 12 thousand saris, pairs of sandals, 19 cars, 38 AC and 91 luxury watches were found. Jayalalithaa got four-years of imprisonment and fine of Rs. She had to leave the CM post; she was jailed for a period of 6 months. However, later she was acquitted.
Jayalalitha took revenge after coming out Jayalalitha took revenge of this inwhen she was again elected as a Chief Minister. She immediately ordered to arrest the ex-chief minister M. During this period, Jayalalitha became very active in central politics.
Karunanidhi, who had enjoyed being in power for two terms, had to step down from power. After that Karunanidhi said to have changed his dressing style. Earlier, he used to take yellow shawl. Samy, in which he starred as the hero and I was the scriptwriter. The memories of us staying in Coimbatore in the same house, exchanging views on politics and society, working together in the film world—our friendship maturing to the point of us serving in the same movement—cannot be forgotten and will forever remain green.
Our comradeship in the film world would grow strong through our association in several films such as Abhimanyu, Marudhanaatu Ilavarasi, Mandhirikumari, Naam, Malaikallan, Kanchi Thalaivan, Engal Thangam, Pudhumaipithan and Arasilangkumari.
With that same sense of friendship, we were inseparable and as one in politics, up to We remained extremely friendly even in the aftermath of the changed political circumstances and through our differences. He created a new era in the film arena. Few had made the film world theirs as he did and conquered it the way he did. He has the honour of making his party, the ADMK he founded inrise to power in a short span of time. There is none who would not praise his resolute will to serve tirelessly—even through his two-three years of illness—during the ten years he served as Chief Minister.
The Governor has appealed for prayers for you and your health! Those belonging to different beliefs are offering prayers for you to get well and regain your former health!
Why MGR took Jayalalithaa into his party despite their earlier estrangement
Your party men — who look up to your leadership, frontline leaders — are going to various temples offering prayers to see you back like before! Therefore I am someone who considers that begging with open arms before the gods for a boon is fruitless. That is my ideal! Just because that is my faith, I would not fault the prayers that others are carrying out for you.
If the faith in their prayers were to bear fruit — if you were to get well and walk like before — the happiness that I would experience will not be any less to the ones offering prayers Even now I have not engaged in such divine prayer.
Periyar and Anna have raised me so.
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But my sweet friend! Let those prayers that are carried out for you bear fruit! My affectionate old time friend! Come back with your smiling face to see us! We have no permission to see you! It does not matter; it is enough if you get well and come to see us!MGR's Speech about Karunanidhi's Corruption