Mamata Banerjee to be India`s 14th woman CM
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will become the country`s 14th woman chief minister and the first in West Bengal when she is sworn in on Friday.
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee will become the country`s 14th woman chief minister
and the first in West Bengal when she is sworn in on Friday.
Veteran Gandhian Sucheta Kripalani was India`s first
woman chief minister. She held the post in Uttar Pradesh from
October, 1963 to March 1967.
Congress leader Nandini Satpathy was Orissa`s chief
minister from June, 1972 to March, 1974.
Sashikala Kakodkar became Goa`s chief minister from the
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak party between August, 1973 and June,
1977 and again June, 1977 and April, 1979.
Assam`s first woman chief minister was Anwara Taimur
from December, 1980 to June, 1981. Taimur was from the
Congress. Her term ended when the state was placed under
Widow of iconic MGR in Tamil Nadu Janaki Ramachandran
became chief minister as an AIADMK leader for a short period
-- January seven to January 30, 1988.
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was chief minister of
Tamil Nadu twice during June 1991 and May 1996 and again from
May 14 2001 to September 21, 2006.
Jayalalithaa became chief minister of Tamil Nadu for
the third time on May 16, 2011 after her splendid success in
the election, trouncing arch rival DMK of M Karunanidhi.
BSP leader Mayawati of Uttar Pradesh has been ruling as
chief minister for the third time.
She became chief minister in June 1995, then in March
1997 and later in May 2002.
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal of Congress was chief minister of
Punjab from April 1996 to February 1997.
Bihar`s Rabri Devi took over as chief minister from
her husband and RJD stalwart Lalu Prasad. Her first term as
chief minister was in July 1997 and then from March 1999.
Sushma Swaraj of the BJP was Delhi`s first woman chief
minister from October 1998 to December 2003.
Congress veteran Sheila Dixit has remained three-time
chief minister of Delhi.
Uma Bharati of the BJP took over as chief minister
Madhya Pradesh in December 2003.
Rajasthan`s first woman chief minister was Vasundhara
Raje, a senior BJP leader, for one term from 2003.