Indira Gandhi, the only female Prime Minister of India, had successfully lived up to people’s expectations. By and large, Indira had met her father’s stature. After the Indira era, a number of daughters jumped in the political arena. Written by Raju Kumar/JPN
These dynamic daughters broke the conventions. When we turn back the pages of Indian political history, we see a gallant daughter, Razia Sultana, one of the first queens of India during Medieval period had challenged the political glass ceiling.
Politics has always been very challenging for women. The silver line of the cloud is that, despite all adversities, the fair sex is fearlessly coming into politics.
Daughters born in political families have proven themselves as brilliant administrators.
Today, we have listed few such daughters who have been successfully carrying forward the political legacy of their parents.
Mehbooba Mufti: Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir is running a coalition government with ideologically unmatched BJP. Daughter of popular Kashmiri leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Mufti is the first female CM of the state. Sudden death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed put her through a litmus test and she is proving to be an able administrator.
Priyanka Gandhi: Born in Gandhi family, Priyanka manages Congress’ organizational functionaries and also takes care of mother Sonia Gandhi’s constituency Rae Bareli. She received a bachelor’s degree in Arts from Delhi University. Priyanka has an uncanny resemblance to grandmother Indira Gandhi. She operates the Congress party from oblivion and is also expected to play a key role in the upcoming UP polls.
Misa Bharti: Daughter of Lalu Pradad Yadav, Misa Bharti yesterday made her maiden entry in Rajya Sabha. Misa who received an MBBS degree from MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur, she took on Prime Minister during the election campaign in Bihar. ]
Pankaja Munde: One of the youngest politicians in India, Pankaja Munde had to debut in Politics after her father, former Union Minister Gopinath Munde passed away. She not only won her maiden election but also became a minister in the Maharashtra government.
Supriya Sule: Daughter of former Union Minister Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule is a Member of Rajya Shaba representing Maharashtra. Apart from politics, she is also known for her social works. She had launched a state-wide campaign against female foeticide in 2011.
Indira Gandhi, the only female Prime Minister of India, had successfully lived up to people’s expectations. By and large, Indira had met her father’s stature. After the Indira era, a number of daughters jumped in the political arena.
Written by Raju Kumar/JPN