Monday, May 16, 2011

Notable Female Indian Politicians

For the first time in the history of our democracy, four states are being led by women chief ministers. Here’s looking at what makes the behenji different from the amma, and the didi from the school teacher .

Mamata Banerjee - the woman who ended the 34-year-old communist regime in West Bengal.

J Jayalalithaa - The actress-turned powerful politician.

Sheila Dixit - three time election winner.

Mayawati - this Dalit leader heads the most populous state in the country.

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