Mamata to take oath as CM today: A look at all 16 women CMs India has had till date

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Kolkata, May 27: Mamata Banerjee will take oath as the chief minister of West Bengal on Friday (May 27) for the second consecutive time. She is among a few women leaders who have succeeded to win two consecutive terms. Only Sheila Dikshit in Delhi and J Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu have won the second consecutive time after serving a complete term. Dikshit, in fact, won three consecutive terms between 1998 and 2013. [Bangladesh PM gifts Mamata 20-kg Hilsa]

India currently has five women chief ministers besides Banerjee and Jayalalithaa and they are: Mehbooba Mufti (Jammu & Kashmir), Anandiben Patel (Gujarat) and Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan). 

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Here is a list of 16 women chief ministers that India has seen since Independence:

LIST OF WOMEN CHIEF MINISTERS IN INDIA TILL DATE
NameStateTenure time
Sucheta Kripalini (Congress)Uttar Pradesh1963-67
Nandini Satpathy (Congress)Odisha1972-73; 19734-76
Shashikala Kakodkar (Maharashtra Gomantak Party)Goa1973-79
Syeda Anwara Taimur (Congress)Assam1980-81
Janaki Ramachandran (AIADMK)Tamil Nadu1988
J Jayalalithaa (AIADMK)Tamil Nadu1991-96; 2001; 2002-06; 2011-15; 2015-present
Mayawati (BSP)Uttar Pradesh1995, 1997, 2002-03; 2007-12
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal (Congress)Punjab1996-97
Rabri Devi (RJD)Bihar1997-99; 1999-2000; 2000-05
Sushma Swaraj (BJP)Delhi1998
Sheila Dikshit (Congress)Delhi1998-2013
Uma Bharati (BJP)Madhya Pradesh2003-04
Vasundhara Raje (BJP)Rajasthan2003-08; 2013-present
Mamata Banerjee (Trinamool)West Bengal2011-present
Anandiben Patel (BJP)Gujarat2014-present
Mehbooba Mufti (PDP)Jammu & Kashmir2016-present

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