() (born 14 February 1952) is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP)and Member of Parliament
. She is currently the Leader of the Opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha
. She is a former union cabinet minister
and a former Chief Minister of Delhi
. Also she served as the Chairperson of the BJP's 19 member campaign committee for the 2009 General Elections
. She was the first female chief minister of Delhi.
She was born in Palwal
in a Hindu
Family. She was educated at S.D. College, Ambala Cantonment
and earned a B.A
. degree. She studied LL.B
. from the Law Department of Punjab University
. She is an advocate by profession.
She has been associated with many social and cultural bodies in various capacities. She was President of the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Haryana
for four years.
Sushma Swaraj began her political career as a student leader in the 1970s, organizing protests against Indira Gandhi
's government. She was a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly from 1977–82 and then from 1987–90. As a Janata Party
MLA in Devi Lal
's government, she was the Cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment (1977–1979). She joined the BJP in 1980. Under a combined Lok Dal-BJP government led by Devi Lal, she was the Cabinet Minister of Education, Food and Civil Supplies (1987–1990). She was judged Best Speaker of... Read More