These top ten ladies are the most influential women politicians in India
Indian politics was considered the ‘male zone’ and if we go back to the 90s era the number of female politicians was very scarce. Now in the millennial century, the number of female politicians has exponentially increased, which is a good sign for Indian politics. Here is the list of the top ten most influential women politicians in India that drive Indian politics.
1. Mahua Moitra
She is quite famous for her fiery speeches in the parliament. She started her career as an investment banker and after quitting as vice president of JP Morgan she joined politics in 2009. Initially, she joined Indian Youth Congress and was a trusted hand to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in one of his projects namely “Aam Aadmi ki Sipahi”. But she chose to part ways with Congress and joined All India Trinamool Congress and was elected from Karimpur Constituency in the Legislative Assembly Election in 2016.
Moitra is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha and represents Krishnanagar, West Bengal. She has been one of the most influential and controversial female politicians in current times.
2. Kanimozhi Kanimozhi
She comes from a renowned political family. She is the daughter of the former CM of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi and sister of the current CM of Tamil Nadu M. K. Stalin. Before being a politician she chose journalism as her profession.
She became a Rajya Sabha member two times in 2007 and 2013 but became famous in 2019 by becoming the first female MP from the Thoothukudi constituency. In 2019, she was appointed as the chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee for Chemicals and Fertilizers. Kanimozhi is known for her dynamic role in supporting women’s empowerment, differently-abled people, and transgenders. She became the first woman to be appointed as the President of The Hindu National Press employees union.
3. Agatha Sangama
She is currently the Member of Parliament of the seventeenth Lok Sabha. She is the daughter of the Lok Sabha Speaker P.A Sangma. She was first elected in the 14th Lok Sabha in 2008 in a by-election when her father resigned from the post to join the state politics. She became the youngest minister in the council of ministers at the age of 29 and also the youngest Indian MP for the 15th Lok Sabha. In 2017, she became a member of the House by winning 6499 votes from the South Tura constituency but resigned to make way for her brother from the same constituency in a by-election.
4. Priyanka Chaturvedi
Chaturvedi is one of the influential women politicians in India. In 2010, She joined the congress party and became the General Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress from North-West Mumbai. Later in 2019, Priyanka resigned from Congress and joined the Shiv Sena under Udhav Thackeray. Apart from politics, she is a social media influencer and also has served as a columnist for online publications like Tehelka, DNA, and Firstpost. She endeavours for the education of children, empowerment of women, and health as a trustee of two NGOs.
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5. Smriti Irani
A TV actor turned politician who has been a Minister in the Union Cabinet of India since May 2014 when BJP came into power. She got several portfolios but currently holds the Ministries of Women and Child Development and is also the first Non-Muslim to serve as the Minister of Minority Affairs.
She is one of the most influential women leaders of the BJP who defeated Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Amethi. Previously for the last four decades, the Amethi constituency was seen as the bastion of the members of the Gandhi family. Irani also became a member of the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in 2011. She was the youngest minister in the 2019 Council of Ministers when she was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister in May 2019 at the age of 43.
6. Supriya Shrinate
Shrinate was a journalist before joining politics. She served as an Executive Editor at ET NOW, the Times of India Group’s business news channel. She resigned from her post to contest the 2019 Indian general elections from the Maharajganj constituency. She is the daughter of former Congress MP Harsh Vardhan. Currently, she is the National spokesperson of the Indian National Congress and is quite famous for her TV debates.
7. Nusrat Jahan
Nusrat is an actress-turned-politician who became popular after she was elected as the MP of Lok Sabha from the Basirhat constituency of the TMC party in 2019 by winning elections against the BJP candidate Sayantan Basu. She is well-known for her work in Bengal Cinema but her marriage with Nikhil Jain became the most talked about news in 2019. She is also among the most beautiful politicians in India.
8. Mimi Chakraborty
Mimi was a popular actress in Bengali cinema and was named the most desirable woman in Calcutta times in 2016 and 2020. In 2019, She contested elections on the ticket of TMC and became an MP of the seventh Lok Sabha from the Jadavpur constituency. She is famous for her contribution to giveaways, a helping hand for the poor, providing help to children, and many other public programs. In just 2 years of her political career, she has come out not only as a beautiful but a resilient politician in India.
9. Atishi Marlena
Atishi is known as the famous educator of Delhi. She transformed education after joining Aam Aadmi Party as an Advisor in Education to Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in 2015. She is currently a member of the Political Affairs Committee of AAP.
She contested the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections but got defeated by Gautam Gambhir by a high margin of 4.77 lakh votes. However, in the 2020 Delhi Assembly elections, she defeated Dharambhir Singh to become the MLA from the Kalkaji constituency, South Delhi.
10. Supriya Sule
Sule is the daughter of senior NCP leader Sharad Pawar. She became MP in the 17th Lok Sabha from the Baramati constituency from NCP. She became a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha for the first time in 2006 and is now a 3-time MP as she has served as an MP in the 15th and the 16th Lok Sabha. In 2011, she launched a statewide campaign against female foeticide. She also emerged as one of the Best Performers in the Lok Sabha on several occasions.
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