Then and now: How many of these politicians can you recognise?

Jun 14, 2018, 15:00 IST
  • Then and now: How many of these politicians can you recognise?

    This young boy turned out to be one of the most popular leaders of modern India. Rising on his own merit, he detached from his personal life to put India first. He is seen here posing as a member of the NCC cadet. Pic/Youtube Screengrab

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    The young man is none other than the 14th and current Prime Minister of India, Narendra. Like his attachment to the NCC, the Prime Minister has stayed true to his party throughout his career.

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    The woman seen in this picture later turned out to be one of the strongest leaders the country has seen. She is often dubbed the 'queen' of social media

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    Sushma Swaraj, who currently serves as India's External Affairs Minister was seen in the earlier picture along with her husband Governor Swaraj and popular emergency-era activist Jayaprakash Narayan

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    This beautiful young woman became a key pillar of India's by-gone first family. She continues to serve as an opposition leader today

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    Sonia Gandhi currently leads the main opposition party in India, the Indian National Congress. Born in a small village in Italy, she was married to Rajeev Gandhi in 1968

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    The young boy can be easily identified by his politically famous parents. He is currently set to take over the reigns of leadership from his mother

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    The child turned out to be none other than Rahul Gandhi. The baby seen in his mother's arms the previous photo is Rahul's sister, Priyanka Vadra

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    This young leader went on to be noted for his involvement in several scams. However, he remains among the few leaders who do not belong to either Congress or BJP. Pic/Youtube Screengrab

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    Famous for his leadership in Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently part of state's Opposition parties. He has served as both a Union minister, as well as, the Chief Minister of Bihar during his career.

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    The charismatic politician fears nothing and no-one. Following the strict tenets of the law, she has captures the hearts of many across the country. Pic/Youtube Screengrab

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    Mamata Banerjee is the current and 8th Chief Minister of West Bengal. Beginning her political career in the Congress party, Banerjee has in the past served as the Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Youth Affairs and Sports, and Women and Child Development. She is the current leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC)

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    The young man sitting seen second from the left, went on to be one of India's most charismatic representatives. He is seen here in an interview with Indira Gandhi in March 1975. He later wrote about this encounter in his book "India from Midnight to the Millennium". Pic- Twitter

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    Shashi Tharoor, who was seen in the earlier picture sitting across Indira Gandhi, went on to be an influential diplomat in the United Nations. He currently serves as an MP from Thiruvananthapuram for the Congress party. He is seen here with his two sons Kanishk and Ishaan Tharoor

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    The young boy seen here went on to become one of the youngest Chief Ministers of his state. He remains popular and non-controversial. Pic/Youtube Screengrab

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    Devendra Fadnavis, who is the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, began his political career as a college student for ABVP. He has since been steadily rising the ranks of the BJP

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    The leader seen here rose to the ranks of the Union Cabinet. He is seen as a highly knowledgeable visionary, who has taken major steps to reform India's economy. Pic/Youtube Screengrab

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    Arun Jaitley currently serves as India's Finance Minister. He has also filled in for the position of Defence Minister during the current BJP rule

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    The cousins seen here went on to chose different political paths. Yet they remain highly relevant in their state. Pic/Youtube Screengrab

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    Uddhav Thackeray, who was seen with his brother and cousin in the earlier photo, is the chief of the Shiv Sena party. His main stronghold is the state of Maharashtra.

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    This young man rose to obtain the highest leadership position in the country. Pic/Youtube Screengrab

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    Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th President of India. He was seen in the earlier photo along with his wife Suvra Mukherjee

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    This stunning model turned out to be one of India's iron-willed political leaders. Through sheer hard work, she rose to the ranks of the Union Cabinet

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    Smriti Irani is a leader with a force. Currently serving as the Information and Broadcasting minister, she has also had a career in the modelling world and Bollywood.

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    Seen here is a man who went on to become one of India's most cherished political leaders. During his time, he took several tough, yet appropriate decisions.

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    Atal Bihari Vajpayee was India's Prime Minister from 1998 to 2004. He is currently 92 years old

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    The selfless soldier seen here comes from a family of leaders. After his stint in the Indian Army, he went on to become the Chief Minister of his state. Pic-Twitter

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    75-year old Captain Amarinder Singh is currently the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab. He is one of the most respected leaders in the Congress party.

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    While the two men seen in this photo seem to be enjoying a happy moment, they went on to have many a serious argument. The young man on the left is a strong-willed leader who is known to stand his ground. Pic/Youtube Screengrab

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    Subramanian Swamy is a Rajya Sabha MP from the BJP. He has gained mass appeal for his contrarian approach. In case you are wondering, the man on the right was Ram Jethmalani

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As politicians become more prominent and take up key leadership roles, it is interesting to take a look back at how their careers spanned. Take a look at these old photographs and see how many of the leaders you can recognise. 

 

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