International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. International Women's Day is celebrated to mark the achievements of women in various fields and create awareness for equal rights for them. India has a long list of woman politicians who helped
Indira Gandhi was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India. She is the second longest serving Prime Minister after her father Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of the country.
Sonia Gandhi took the plunge in 1997 after her husband Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, Sonia Gandhi led from the front throughout her political career which is not over yet. Despite leading the Congress party to two back to back victories in Lok Sabha polls, Sonia refrained from taking any government post.
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Sushma Swaraj is one of the most prominent leaders of the BJP. Swaraj has been elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and holds the record of being the youngest union cabinet minister.
Nirmala Sitharaman is serving as the Defense Minister of India. An alumnus of premier Jawaharlal Nehru University, Sitharaman joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2008.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, is the founder of Trinamool Congress party or TMC and the chairperson of it since its foundation in 1997.
Mayawati, the chief of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), is a Dalit icon. As a strong Dalit leader, she has served as a Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for four terms.
Jayalalitha, who started her career as an actress, went on to become one of the most powerful leaders in Tamilnadu. She served five terms as the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu for over fourteen years between 1991 and 2016.
Mehbooba Mufti is India's second Muslim woman chief minister after Syeda Anwara Taimur of Assam. She served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from 4th April 2016 to 19th June 2018.
Upasana Taku a successful woman entrepreneur of Mobikwik Kashmiri by blood and having Gujarat as alma mater, Upasana has relentlessly fought her way to the top. She worked on her marriage day, she shared home-cooked meals with the team of 5, gave up the luxurious lifestyle, patiently ignored to the gender bias and faced multiple challenges only to give back to her homeland. Of course, she had the entrepreneur calling from within her but also wanted it to be in the best interest of others too.
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