SHUSHMA SWARAJ

Politician

SHUSHMA SWARAJ

Born -  February 14, 1952

Designation - Minister of External Affairs of India
                        Member of Parliament from Vidisha
                        

Political Party  -  Bharatiya Janata Party

Alma mater - B.A. LL.B.  Panjab University, Chandigarh , Sanatan Dharma College

Previous offices - Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha
                                Chief Minister of Delhi

Case - N.A

Shushma swaraj is the present Union Minister for External Affairs in the government of India. She has served as a member of parliament for the sixth term and was the leader of opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha.Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.  She twice became MLA from Haryana during 1977-1982 and 1987-1990, and once from Delhi in 1998.

In October 1998 she held the position of the first woman chief minister of Delhi. Her political career graph is a manifestation of her role in Indian politics. She held key positions both as a member of the ruling party and as that of opposition. She is a role model for many such young women who aspire to tread the path of Indian politics.
1977, Sushma Swaraj became the youngest cabinet minister, at the age of 25 years. In 1996, during the thirteen-day government under the leadership of Atal Behari Vajpayee, she took a revolutionary step of live telecasting of Lok Sabha debates as the union cabinet minister for Information and Broadcasting. At present Sushma Swaraj is the All India Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party as also the official spokesperson of the party.
Sushma Swaraj was born on 14 February 1952 at Ambala cantonment to Shri Hardev Sharma and Shrimati Laxmi Devi. Her father was an eminent member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

She completed her graduation in B.A with Political Science and Sanskrit as major subjects from the S.D. College of Ambala Cantonment. She did a degree course in LL.B. from the Department of Laws of the Punjab University at Chandigarh. In 1970 she received the Best Student award from S.D. College, Ambala Cantonment
She was excellent in extracurricular activities. Some of her interests include classical music, poetry, fine arts and drama. She is also a keen reader of poetry and literature. Sushma Swaraj was declared the best cadet of N.C.C. of the S. D. College for three consecutive years. A state-level competition held by the Language Department of Haryana saw her winning the best Hindi Speaker award for three consecutive years.

She also became the best speaker in Hindi of Punjab University in the A. C. Bali Memorial declamation contest and there she was awarded the university colour. She has won several awards of distinction in rhetoric contests, debates, recitations, dramas and other cultural activities. She was the President of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan of the State of Haryana for four years.
 
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