Do you know Sushma Swaraj was Delhi CM for 52 days?

Feb 14, 2019, 15:15 IST
  • Do you know Sushma Swaraj was Delhi CM for 52 days?

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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)

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    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

    In picture: Sushma Swaraj with her husband Swaraj Kaushal on their wedding day

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    Sushma 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

    In picture: Sushma Swaraj with her husband Swaraj Kaushal during 'Karwa Chauth'

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    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

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    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

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    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

    In picture: Sushma Swaraj with Narendra Modi

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    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

    In picture: Sushma Swaraj with her 'rakhi brother' M Venkaiah Naidu

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    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

    In picture: Sushma Swaraj with Atal Behari Vajpayee

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    As the current Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj built a reputation for being available on social media to help out those who've reached out to her

    In picture: Sushma Swaraj has a hearty laugh with Congress leader Murli Deora while his son Milind Deora and Priya Dutt are seen in the background

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

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    In 2004, when Congress was all set to form the government, Sushma Swaraj threatened that if an Italian born Sonia became Prime Minister of India, she would shave her hair, wear just white saree and would eat only groundnut

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    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

    In picture: Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari (in the background)

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Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj celebrates her birthday today. The leader has often been hailed as one of the dynamic politicians of India and more so of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She has been the saviour of many Indians stuck abroad. On her birthday, here are some facts about the leader you may not know

 

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