Who was the First Woman Chief Minister in India

The first woman chief minister in India was Sucheta Kriplani.

About Sucheta Kriplani

Sucheta Kriplani became a first woman chief minister of the Uttar Pradesh state of India from 1963 to 1967. She was born on 25th of June in 1908 in Ambala, Punjab to the S.N. Majumdar (a government doctor) and died on 1st of December in 1974. She was a politician in the Uttar Pradesh state and freedom fighter of the India.

She got her education from the Indraprastha College and St. Stephen’s College of Delhi and became a Professor of Constitutional History at BHU. She got married to the Acharya Kriplani (a socialist). She took part in the Quit India Movement and worked very closely with the Mahatma Gandhi and sang a song, Vande Mataram on 15th of August in 1947 during the Independence Session of the Constituent Assembly.

How Sucheta Kriplani became the First Woman Chief Minister in India

After her Indian Independence Movement, she got elected in Lok Sabha in 1952 and 1957. Then, she got elected to the U.P Assembly in 1962 and first woman Chief Minister of UP in 1963.

Achievements of Sucheta Kriplani as a First Woman Chief Minister in India

Her great achievement during her political career was, she effectively handled the long strike of 62 days by the state employees. She participated in Quit India movement and worked with Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) during the Indian Independence movement. She hold the office as a first woman chief minister of India. She is the most inspired lady of India for all the women of country.

What is Chief Minister

A Chief Minister in India becomes the head of government and leader of the state Cabinet, elected for the particular state of the country. Through the Constitution of India, he is selected by the Governor of the state. To become the Chief Minister, a candidate must be the citizen of India, member of the state legislature and age should be 25 years or more.