ஜெயலலிதா சேலையை இழுத்த இழிவான செயலை திமுக மார்ச் 25, 1989 அன்று சட்டமன்றத்தில் செய்தது.
The famous Jayalalitha saree episode took place in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on March 25, 1989. She was then the leader of the Opposition. Jayalalithaa got furious when a minister allegedly pulled her sari on the floor of the House. I have written an essay about this incident in my Tamil Magazine “Engal Baratham” March 2003 issue.We want to bring it to the remembrance of all the readers that how Jayalalitha was targeted for nothing during 1989.
During the budget session of the assembly in 1989 as an opposition leader, Jayalalitha said Karunanidhi had no moral right to be CM. All hell broke loose and she was manhandled, with some DMK members allegedly trying to pull at her Sari. Jayalalithaa told former Minister Durai Murugan and his colleague Veerapandi Arumugam jumped on the table and did this vile act.
There are photographs of her with disheveled hair and tears in her eyes. That day, she must have sworn revenge, like Draupadi, resolving that she would re-enter the assembly only as chief minister. This incident is the root cause of her hatred for Karunanidhi. After she had faced humiliation in the assembly, during the next election in 1991, she told people that Karunanidhi was a Duryodhana and there was a Dutchaathanaa among the legislators who had tried to disrobe her.
The electorate responded by giving her thumping majority to Jayalalithaa. The same Victory repeated to Jayalalithaa even in 2011 elections by explaining to the people the corruption regime of Karunanithi and his family and ministers like famous Raja. So at least in future Karunanidhis to remember the proverb “evil begets evil.”