A good Indian citizen from a non-corrupt, non-polluting, non-caste, pro-people welfare, developmental person, and a selfless and non-racial control party is elected by the people and thus becomes the Chief Minister. Today, the election results for the Chief Minister are being released in many places and this time we will see who was the first woman Chief Minister of India?.
Sucheta Kripalani ( the first woman chief minister of India):
Sucheta Kripalani is an Indian freedom fighter and politician. In 1963, Gandhi’s Sucheta became the first woman Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Kripalani, a freedom fighter, became the first Indian woman to hold the post of Chief Minister of any state. She is remembered for her role in the Quit India movement. She also founded the Women’s Section of Congress in 1940.
The highlight of her tenure was her firm handling of civil servants strikes. The first strike by government workers lasted 62 days.
She repented only when the leaders of the staff agreed to compromise. Kripalani rejected the demand for a pay rise and maintained her reputation as a staunch executive.
Her political baptism took place in 1942 during the Quit India Movement. After independence, she became involved in politics. She contested the KMPP (Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party) seat in the 1st LS election in 1952. The party was founded in 1951 by her husband Acharya Kirupalani.
She defeated the Congress candidate and won the New Delhi constituency for his party. However, the party did not function very well and joined the Socialist Party in 1952. She later rejoined Congress.
In UP, from 1960 to 1963 she Served as Minister of Labor, Community Development, and Industry in Government.
In October 1963, she became the chief minister of UP and the first woman to hold that position in any state. She retired from politics in 1971 and remained in seclusion and she died in 1974.
|Duties she performed||Year|
|Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh||October 2, 1963 to March 13, 1967|
|Member of Legislative Assembly, UP (MLA)||1962 to 1967, Mendawal.|
|Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha||1951 to 1961, New Delhi.|
1967 to 1971, Gonda
Three current woman Chief Ministers of India:
1. Vasundhara Raje.
2. Mamata Banerjee.
3. Mehbooba Mufti.
longest serving woman chief ministers of India:
1. Shiela Dikshit – 5504 days.
2. J. Jayalalithaa- 5238 days.
States that didn’t have any woman chief ministers yet:
There are 18 of the 31 states where women chief ministers have not yet been appointed.
1. Andhra Pradesh.
2. Arunachal Pradesh.
5. Himachal Pradesh.
In this article, I’m like to add a list of some of the first woman in India.
|First Indian woman athlete to bag a medal at the Paralympics||Deepa Malik|
|First Indian woman to visit Antarctica||Aditi Pant|
|First woman Union Minister||Amrit Kuar|
|First woman flying officer in the Indian Air Force||Anjali Gupta|
|First woman chairman of State Bank of India||Arundhati Bhattacharya|
|First woman to get Jnanpith Award||Ashapoorna Devi|
|First Indian woman to climb the Mt. Everest||Bachendri Pal|
|First female Governor of India||Sarojini Naidu|
|First female film director of Indian cinema||Fatma Begum|
|First Female Captain on Indian Navy||Radhika Menon|
Good understanding of the problems facing the government, a lot of patience, truly impartial, high probability, quick understanding of problems and immediate solution, And transparency are the minimum qualities of one who wants to be a chief minister.