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Top Achivements Of Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj is a role model for women who are looking to achieve great heights. A woman who possesses unlimited amounts of grit and determination, a great orator and powerful leader. "From evacuating Indians from Yemen to helping replace lost passports, Swaraj has earned the nickname "the common tweeples leader" for her aggressive use of Twitter."

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Youngest Cabinet Minister

Dec 22, 2016
Youngest Cabinet Minister

In 1977, at the age of 25 years, Sushma Swaraj was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Haryana when she was sworn in as the Cabinet Minister in Haryana. She became the youngest Cabinet Minister in India and held eight portfolios from 1977 to 1979 that includes Social Welfare, Labor and Employment

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Janata Party’s State President

Dec 22, 2016
Janata Party’s State President

In 1979, at the age of 27 years, she became the Janata Party’s State President in Haryana

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Education Minister

Dec 22, 2016
Education Minister

She was Education Minister of Haryana state in the Bharatiya Janata Party–Lok Dal coalition government during the period of 1987 to 1990.

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Spokesperson

Dec 22, 2016
Spokesperson

Sushma Swaraj holds record of becoming the first woman spokesperson of a national-level political party.

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Chief Minister

Dec 22, 2016
Chief Minister

Sushma Swaraj holds credit of becoming the first woman Chief Minister. After a tenure in national level politics, in October 1998 she resigned from the Union Cabinet to take over as the first female Chief Minister of Delhi

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Union Cabinet Minister

Dec 22, 2016
Union Cabinet Minister

She is also the first woman Union Cabinet Minister. Swaraj was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha from South Delhi constituency in April 1996 elections. She was Union Cabinet Minister for Information and Broadcasting during the 13-day government of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1996

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Leader of Opposition

Dec 22, 2016
Leader of Opposition

Sushma Swaraj also boasts of being the first woman Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, in 2009.

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Best Parliamentarian award

Dec 22, 2016
Best Parliamentarian award

Sushma Swaraj received the Best Parliamentarian award twice in the years 2008 and 2010. She is the first-ever and the only woman MP to receive the Outstanding Parliamentarian award.

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Indo-Pakistan ties

Dec 22, 2016
Indo-Pakistan ties

• Swaraj also gave insight into the developing Indo-Pakistan ties. She said that although there are issues to be resolved with the neighboring country, there is an warmth in the relations. She added saying, “Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pak have not been cancelled, but we are only awaiting probe from Pakistan side on Pathankot attack.”

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External Affairs Minister

Dec 22, 2016
External Affairs Minister

Swaraj has been serving as the Indian External Affairs Minister under Prime Minister Narendra Modi since May 2014, responsible for implementing the foreign policy of Narendra Modi. She is only the second woman to hold this position after Indira Gandhi.

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Increase in FDI

Dec 22, 2016
Increase in FDI

43 per cent increase in FDI in last two years. FDI doesn’t come in by sitting at home. Foreign trips boosted foreign investment

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Visits to other countries

Dec 22, 2016
Visits to other countries

In the last year, Swaraj has notched up several achievements. She has travelled to 22 countries, 10 of which have been to prepare for prime ministerial visits to those nations, including Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the US and China. The visits resulted in wins for India