Who was the First Woman Chief Minister of Delhi?

By Priya Gupta|Updated : July 13th, 2022

Sushma Swaraj was the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi. She was a member of 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. To know more about the first woman chief Minister of Delhi, read the details below.

Sushma Swaraj was the 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.

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FAQs on Who was the First Woman Chief Minister of Delhi?

  • Sushma Swaraj became the first woman CM of Delhi in 1998 for a period of 52 days. She was succeeded by Sheila Dixit who served from 1998 to 2013.

  • No, just before Sheila Dikshit, in 1998, Sushma Swaraj became the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi for a period of 52 days. Sheila Dikshit was the first woman CM of Congress party who lasted for 1998 to 2013.

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