Who was the First Woman Chief Minister of Delhi?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Sushma Swaraj was the First Woman Chief Minister of Delhi. She was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and served the office for 52 days in the year 1998. She was born on 14 February 1952 in Ambala Haryana and died on 06 August 2019. The head of the state of Delhi is the Chief Minister.

First Woman Chief Minister of Delhi

Sushma Swaraj, a Bharatiya Janata Party member, was a union minister of External Affairs when she died in 2019. She was the First Woman Chief Minister of Delhi succeeded by Sheila Dikshit who represented the Indian Congress party.

Some important details about Sushma Swaraj are as follows:

  • Born on 14 February 1952 in Haryana
  • Served the office for 52 days as the CM of Delhi
  • She was a BJP Union minister of External Affairs from 2014 to 2019
  • Belonged to a political family, her father was active in RSS and later she was married to Swaraj Kaushal who served as the Governor of Mizoram state.

Chief Minister of Delhi

The lieutenant governor is the de facto head of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in accordance with the Indian Constitution, but the chief minister is the de jure head.

  • The party with the majority of seats is typically invited by the lieutenant governor to form the government after elections for the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
  • The Chief Minister is chosen by the Indian President on the lieutenant governor’s recommendation.
  • The chief minister’s council of ministers is collectively answerable to the assembly.
  • The chief minister’s term is for five years and is unrestricted as long as they have the support of the assembly.

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