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How is a Chief Minister Selected ?
How a CM is selected

Chief Minister is the elected head of the state government. His authority and power in the state is akin to what Prime Minister enjoys at the national level. Although the Article 154 of the Indian Constitution gives executive power of the State to the Governor, yet the de facto executive authority rests with the Chief Minister. Qualifications to Become a Chief Minister Going by the Constitutional mandate, an individual has to meet a certain set of qualifications to be eligible for the position of a Chief Minister. To be a citizen of India is the fundamental criteria. The [...]Read more

Women Governors in India
Women Governors in India

Governors function as constitutional heads of states. Some political observers consider them to be the product of colonial legacy, and doubt their relevance in contemporary times. Although their place in the country’s governance is subject to debate, the Governors continue to find a place in Indian politics. What difference do women leaders make when they hold gubernatorial posts? Let’s find out. First Woman Governor in India :  Sarojini Naidu More than the title of the “First woman Governor of a state in free India”, what makes Sarojini Naidu an important name in Indian political history is the [...]Read more

Women Chief Ministers in India
Women Chief Ministers in India

When Narendra Modi handed over the baton of chief ministership to Anandiben Patel, Gujarat got its first woman chief minister. In a landmark decision, she announced 33 percent reservation for women in the state police force. Gujarat could be a classic example of gender equity and greater participation of women in the political process, but this is certainly not a pan-India phenomenon. It might come as a startling revelation for those who don’t know that India has seen only 15 women chief ministers since Independence with Mamata Banerjee and Anandiben Patel being the latest inclusions in the [...]Read more

Women Members of Parliament in India
Women Members of Parliament in India

The Indian Constitution guarantees it, but the reality is little different. Despite being a proponent of gender equity, India is yet to become a nation wherein women have proportional representation in politics. The Parliament hasn’t seen a fair percentage of women members that can vindicate the nation’s stand on giving a level playing field to women in politics. Representation of Women in Parliament since Independence It was a record of sorts in 2009 when 59 women were elected to the lower house of Parliament. 59 women MPs out of 543 meant the Lok Sabha was represented by [...]Read more

Women Cabinet Ministers in India
Women Cabinet Ministers in India

It was way back in 1930 when Mahatma Gandhi conveyed a profound message through his question: “Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage?” But as one of the proponents of gender equity, India hasn’t been able to save itself from the disgrace of under-representation of women in most decision-making bodies within and outside the government.  The story had remained unaltered till the recent cabinet formation under NDA government. First Woman Cabinet Minister in Independent India Jawaharlal Nehru’s first cabinet had only one [...]Read more

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