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Nirmala Sitaraman forayed into politics in 2008 as a member of BJP and spent the remnants of her time as a spokesperson of the party until she was inducted into Narendra Modi's cabinet in 2014. She was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2014 and subsequently in 2016. She currently serves as the Minister of Defense, the second woman to hold the post since Indira Gandhi.
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Date of Birth
18 Aug 1959 (Age 63)
Place of Birth
Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
Bharatiya Janta Party
Economist and Political and Social Worker
While Nirmala is a member of BJP, her husband is from a pro-Congress family.
BJP candidate Nirmala Sitharaman elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka.
She was Inducted into Modi's cabinet as Minister of Finance.
Appointed as Minister of Defense.
Elected to Rajya Sabha for a second term from Karnataka.
Elected to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. 17 June 2016).
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
She joined BJP.
Member, National Commission for Women.
She worked at Pricewaterhouse Cooper as a Senior Manager and briefly worked for BBC World Service.
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