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As Mehbooba Mufti Became J&K’s First Woman CM, Here Are 15 More Women Who Held Power Before Her!!

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As Mehbooba Mufti Became J&K’s First Woman CM, Here Are 15 More Women Who Held Power Before Her!!

After the death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in January 2016, there were a lot of speculations and confusion over the next Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir. There were talks between BJP and PDP regarding this. Finally, Mehbooba Mufti of PDP took oath as the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, thereby becoming the First Woman Chief Minister of J&K.

As Mehbooba Mufti becomes the first Lady CM of J&K, we decided to look back into the history to know about all the Women Chief Ministers of India. So, here are the 16 Ladies who assumed the Top Power of a State.

1. Sucheta Kriplani (Uttar Pradesh – 1963 to 1967)

Sucheta was a Freedom fighter & India’s First Woman Chief Minister.

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2. Nandini Satpathy (Orissa – 1972 to 1973 & 1974 to 1976)

Orissa’s first Woman Chief Minister.

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3. Shashikala Kakodkar (Goa – 1973 to 1979)

Goa’s first Woman Chief Minister.

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4. Syeda Anwara Taimur ( Assam – 1980 to 1981)

Assam’s first Woman Chief Minister.

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5. Janaki Ramachandran ( Tamil Nadu – 7 Jan 1988 to 30 Jan 1988)

Tamil Nadu’s first Woman Chief Minister.

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6. Jayalalithaa (Tamil Nadu – 5 terms )

Tamil Nadu’s second Woman Chief Minister. She held the office for 5 terms and is the incumbent CM of Tamil Nadu.

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7. Mayawati ( Uttar Pradesh – 4 terms)

Uttar Pradesh’s second Woman Chief Minister.

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8. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal ( Punjab – 1996 to 1997)

Punjab’s first Woman Chief Minister.

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9. Rabri Devi ( Bihar – 3 terms)

Bihar’s first Woman Chief Minister.

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10. Sushma Swaraj ( Delhi – 13 October 1998 to 3 December 1998)

Delhi’s first Woman Chief Minister.

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11. Sheila Dikshit (Delhi – 1998 to 2013)

Delhi’s second Woman Chief Minister.

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12. Uma Bharati (Madhya Pradesh – 8 December 2003 to 23 August 2004)

Madhya Pradesh’s first Woman Chief Minister.

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13. Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan – 2003 to 2008 & 2013 to Present)

Rajasthan’s first Woman Chief Minister. She is the incumbent CM of Rajasthan.

 

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14. Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal – 2011 to Present)

West Bengal’s first Woman Chief Minister. Didi is the incumbent CM of Bengal.

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15. Anandiben Patel (Gujarat – 2014 to Present)

Gujarat’s first Woman Chief Minister. Patel is also the incumbent CM of Gujarat.

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16. Mehbooba Mufti (Jammu & Kashmir –  4 April 2016 to Present)

Jammu & Kashmir’s first Woman Chief Minister.

 

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