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Modi government first to have six women cabinet ministers: Sushma

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said on Wednesday that is the first government after Independence to have six women Cabinet Ministers with two of them as members of the

Highlighting the key takeaways from her speech during Mahila Sammelan event in on Wednesday, Sushma tweeted, "I told the audience that Narendra Modi's government is the first government after Independence to have six women Cabinet Ministers with two of them as members of the Jawahar Lal Nehru's first cabinet (1952-57) had only one woman - as a His second government (1957-62) had no His third Government (1962-64) had one woman (Dr. Sushila Nayyar) as a "

"Lal continued with Dr. as a Cabinet Minister (1964-66). also continued with her as a Cabinet Minister (1966-67)," she said in another tweet.

The said that during Indira Gandhi's tenure as the from 1967-71, 1971-1977 and again during 1980-84, not a single woman was appointed as a Cabinet Minister.

She said Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet (1984-89) had only one woman (Mohsina Kidwai) as a Cabinet Minister.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 03:12 IST
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