List of Indian Women Chief Ministers:

The Chief Minister is the head of the government of each of the 29 states and 02 union territories (Delhi and Puducherry) of the Republic of India. According to the Constitution of the country, the Governor is the legal head at the state level, but in reality the executive authority is the Chief Minister.

Quick Information about Women Chief Ministers in India:

First woman chief minister of india Sucheta kripalani
State name Uttar Pradesh
Date of swearing-in 02 October 1963
Total women chief minister till now 16

Here is a list of all the women chief ministers elected in India so far. So far 16 women have been appointed as Chief Minister in the country. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anandiben Patel was sworn in as the first woman chief minister of Gujarat and the country's 16th woman on 22 May 2014. She served as the Chief Minister till 07 August 2016. In the history of independent India, there have been 16 women chief ministers till the present time in different states of the country.

Sucheta Kriplani has the distinction of becoming the first woman Chief Minister of the country. She was sworn in as the first woman Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on 02 October 1963 and she held her post till 14 March 1967. It is noteworthy that till now more than 220 persons have become Chief Ministers in all the states and union territories of India.

List of Women Chief Ministers of India:

Name State Interesting facts and tenure Political party
Sucheta kripalani Uttar Pradesh First Woman Chief Minister of India (1963–1967) Congress
Nandani Satpathy Odisha Second woman Chief Minister of the country (1972-1973) Congress
Sasikala Kakodkar Goa She is the daughter of the first Chief Minister of Goa, Dayanand Bandodkar (1973–1979) MGP
Syeda Anwara Taimur Assam Assam and the country's first Muslim woman chief minister (1980 -1981) Congress
Jayalalithaa Jayaram Tamil Nadu Second woman Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (1991-1996, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2011 -2014) AIADMK
Janaki Ramachandran Tamil Nadu First woman Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (07 January 1988 to 30 January 1988) AIADMK
Mayawati Uttar Pradesh Second woman Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1995, 1997, 2002-2003, 2007-2012) BSP
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal Punjab First woman Chief Minister of Punjab (1996–1997) Congress
Rabri Devi Bihar First woman Chief Minister of Bihar (1997-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2005) RJD
Sushma Swaraj Delhi First woman Chief Minister of Delhi (from 12 October 1998 to 03 December 1998) BJP
Sheila Dikshit Delhi Second woman Chief Minister of Delhi (1998-2013) Congress
Uma Bharti Madhya Pradesh First woman Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (2003-2004) BJP
Vasundhara Raje Rajasthan First woman Chief Minister of Rajasthan (2003-2008, 2013-present) BJP
Mamata Banerjee West Bengal First woman Chief Minister of West Bengal (2011 to present) Trinamool Congress
Mehbooba Mufti Jammu and Kashmir First woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir (from 04 April 2016 to 19 June) PDP
Anandiben Patel Gujarat First woman Chief Minister of Gujarat (2014-2016) BJP

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