History has stood witness to the brilliance of women in politics, time and again. From Marie Antoinette to Queen Elizabeth, women across the world have often held the political sceptre firmly in their hands whenever needed. India has also seen such influential female political figures from time to time. Their schemes and political traits have been appreciated by many and criticised by many more. However, their contribution to the development of the country can never be overlooked.
Here are 3 most influential female political leaders in India:
3. Ambika Soni
Ambika Soni has served as the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Currently a Member of Parliament, Soni represents the state of Punjab in the Rajya Sabha. She was introduced to the Congress party by Indira Gandhi in 1969. She is also an old family acquaintance of the Gandhi family.
2. Supriya Sule
Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule is the daughter Maratha leader Sharad Pawar. She is a major part of the new generation of Indian politicians. It is believed by many that Supriya will succeed Pawar as the National Congress Party chief.
1. Agatha Sangma
Daughter of Lok Sabha speaker P A Sangma, Agatha Sangma is a former Lok Sabha member. She became the youngest minister of state when she took charge of the rural development ministry. She represented the Tora constituency of Meghalaya in the 2009 parliamentary polls.