New Delhi: Sushma Swaraj was seen as a big face in Indian politics. Her stature can be gauged from the fact that she was seen as a strong contender for the post of PM in the BJP. Sushma was one of the pivots of women's politics in the Indian state. Sushma Swaraj was a former External Affairs Minister, former Chief Minister of Delhi, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha and a member of Parliament seven times.
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Born on February 14, 1952, in Ambala, Haryana, Mrs Swaraj started her political career from Haryana. She was twice elected to the State Assembly in 1977 and 1987 from Ambala Cantonment seat and was a Cabinet Minister on both occasions. She became a Cabinet Minister in Haryana at the age of just 25. At the age of 27, she became the president of the Haryana unit of the Janata Party in 1979.
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Sushma Swaraj, a two-time minister in the Chaudhary Devi Lal government in Haryana, also participated in the 1985-86 Justice War Movement. It was Sushma Swaraj who led the women in the movement. Sushma Swaraj was taken to L.K.Advani's centre politics. The BJP sent him to Parliament in 1990 as a member of Rajya Sabha. Anil Vij was fielded after his MLA resigned. Sushma Swaraj, who was a Rajya Sabha member till 1996, was on the political table in the country.
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She won the election from South Delhi and became an MP. She was a minister in the Vajpayee Government for 13 days and 13 months. She was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996. In her 40-year political career, she was a three-time member of Rajya Sabha and a four-time Lok Sabha member. She was also India's first woman foreign minister. Sushma Swaraj was also given the distinction of being the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi and the first woman spokesperson of any national political party in the country.
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