Youngest and oldest in Modi team are women - Smriti and Najma

Both the youngest and the oldest members of the Narendra Modi Cabinet happens to be women - Smriti Irani and Najma Heptullah.

PTI| Last Updated: May 26, 2014, 21:02 PM IST

New Delhi: Both the youngest and the oldest members of the Narendra Modi Cabinet happens to be women - Smriti Irani and Najma Heptullah.

While Irani is 38 years old, Heptullah is 74. Incidentally, both of them are from the Rajya Sabha representing Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh respectively.

Irani, who had unsuccessfully contested against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, has been sworn-in as Union Cabinet Minister as is Najma.
A former National President of BJP`s women`s wing, Irani now holds the position of Vice President in the party.

Irani was born in Delhi and had her education in the national capital before she shifted to Mumbai and became a household name because of her role in the TV serial "Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" for her portrayal of the character of Tulsi.
Heptullah was Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha and had shifted to BJP from Congress.

The other women members of the Union Cabinet include Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti, Maneka Gandhi and Harsimrat Kaur Badal.