The Congress on 2 February 2019 told Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “brush up his history” and said Indira Gandhi was the first woman defence minister of the country and not Nirmala Sitharaman.
Taking to Twitter, the wondered if the PM had ‘missed this chapter during his entire Political Science degree’. “FYI, Smt Indira Gandhi was the first woman Defence Minister of India – you should brush up your history – in case you missed this chapter during your entire Political Science degree,” the party tweeted.
FYI, Smt Indira Gandhi was the first woman Defence Minister of India – you should brush up your history – incase you missed this chapter during your Entire Political Science degree. https://t.co/w3QEjkUpHH
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 1, 2019
PM Modi is a post graduate person
According to Gujarat University Vice-Chancellor M N Patel, Modi had completed his post-graduation in political science from the varsity in 1983 and had scored 62.3 per cent as an external student of the varsity.
Modi called Sitharaman the first woman’s defence minister while hailing Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was then in Pakistan’s captivity and is also a resident of the southern state.
He said every Indian was proud of him and lashed out at political rivals for suspecting the armed forces, an act that helped Pakistan, he said.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi taunted the Prime Minister and said:
“Can’t leave aside his public relations exercise even for five minutes”. He was obviously referring to PM Modi’s claim that the Opposition was ‘politicising’ the pre-emptive operations carried out by the armed forces.?
Who is the real first female Defence Minister Of India?
Nirmala Sitharaman becomes the first full fledged woman defence minister of India, though Indira Gandhi has held this portfolio before, in addition to her responsibilities as Prime Minister of India.
So, ween though Indira Gandhi was the first women defence minister of India she was not the first full time women defence minister of india ( She carried ‘ prime minister ‘ position along with her ‘ difence minister ‘ position ) . But Nirmala Sitharaman has taken the oath of a Cabinet Minister and got the portfolio of Defense.
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