Sushma Swaraj became the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi for 52 days !

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Sushma Swaraj became the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi when she assumed the office in 1998. The BJP leader, however, served as the Chief Minister for only 52 days and was succeeded by Congress’ Sheila Dikshit. Swaraj, who was born on February 14, 1952, currently serves as the External Affairs Minister.

Sushma Swaraj also known as Chinku Swaraj was born on February 14, 1952 at Ambala Cantonment, Haryana. Her maiden surname is Sharma. Her father Hardev Sharma was a prominent member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Sushma Swaraj’s mother’s name is Laxmi Devi. She has a brother named Gulshan Sharma and a sister called Vandana Sharma. Sushma Swaraj’s parents hailed from Lahore
Sushma Swaraj studied at Sanatan Dharma College in Ambala Cantonment. She has a bachelor’s degree with majors in Sanskrit and Political Science. Later, Sushma Swaraj studied law at Punjab University in Chandigarh. Sushma Swaraj was declared best cadet of NCC for three consecutive years at SD College, Ambala Cantonment

Sushma Swaraj was a brilliant orator since her younger days. She had won the best Hindi Speaker award for three consecutive years in a state-level competition held by the Language Department of Haryana

In 1973, at the age of 21, Sushma Swaraj started her practice as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India. She is a lawyer by profession. Her alma mater Punjab University honoured her with the degree of Doctor of Laws

Sushma Swaraj entered politics in 1970s with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) that is All Indian Student Council, the right-wing student organisation of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)

Sushma Swaraj married Swaraj Kaushal, fellow advocate at the Supreme Court of India during the times of Emergency, on July 13, 1975. Apparently, the Emergency movement brought together the couple. After emergency, she joined Bharatiya Janata Party

ISushma Swaraj’s husband Swaraj Kaushal was a Member of Parliament from 1998 to 2004. He also served as Governor of Mizoram from 1990 to 1993 They have a daughter, Bansuri Swaraj, who is an alumnus of The University of Oxford and a Barrister at Law

Sushma Swaraj and her husband Swaraj Kaushal have been credited as the ‘Most Distinguished Couple’ by Limca Book of Records for their achievements and distinction at a young age

Sushma Swaraj became a member of the Haryana State Legislative Assembly and a Cabinet Minister in Haryana at the age of 25 in 1977. Sushma Swaraj became the youngest cabinet minister of a state at the age of 25

Sushma Swaraj became the President of Janata Party in Haryana in 1979 when she was 27. She was elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly

Sushma Swaraj has served as Cabinet Minister in Haryana for Labour & Employment, Housing, Education. She hasheld positions like Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Telecommunication, Health & Family Welfare,  Parliamentary Affairs in the Union Cabinet and currently Minister for External Affairs in the Union Cabinet since May 2014

Do you know that Sushma Swaraj was the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi. She served for 52 days from October 13, 1998 to December 3, 1998. However, she resigned after BJP lost the aseembly elections

Sushma Swaraj is Indian Parliament’s first and only female MP to receive the ‘Outstanding Parliamentarian Award’ for her contribution to Indian politics

Sushma Swaraj’s style is simple. She is often seen in saris with properly pinned pallu and her marital adornments – a mangalsutra and heavy sindoor

South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (L) embraces Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) during The India-Africa Summit in New Delhi on October 27, 2015. India hosted an unprecedented gathering of Africa’s leaders as it ramps up the race for resources on the continent, where its rival China already has a major head start. Postponed since December over the Ebola crisis, the India-Africa Forum Summit from October 26-29 will be the first under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the biggest gathering of foreign dignitaries in India since 1983