Nirmala Sitharaman

5 Things You Should Know About India’s 2nd Woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman


In the charge of Narendra Modi we have seen a lot of steady progress happening and finally, people are going to reap the benefit of an active government. And one of those master stroke moves of Narendra Modi is the appointment of India’s second woman Defence Minister. She is none other than Nirmala Sitharaman. There are a lot of things that one should know about the newly elected Defence Minister of India.

1. Childhood

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She was born on 18th August 1959 in Madurai. She belongs from a common family. Her father, Narayanan Sitharaman had a job in railways while her mother, Savitri was a housewife. She spent her childhood in various parts of Tamil Nadu because of frequent transfers of her father.

2. Education

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Nirmala Sitharaman graduated from Seethalakshmi Ramasamy College, Tiruchirappalli, and then she joined Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and completed her Masters in Economics.

3. Family

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She got married to Parakala Prabhakar and then moved to London. There is worked as a Senior Manager for Pricewaterhouse Cooper. Her husband is also known as the alumnus of London School of Economics and Jawaharlal Nehru University. The couple has a daughter.

4. Work

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Sitharaman became the member of the National Commission for Women (NCW) in the year 2003. According to the reports, she was the member of NCW until 2005. And after a year she joined Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).

5. Political journey

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Sitharaman climbed the political ladder very quickly after joining BJP in 2006 and in the year 2010 she became the spokesperson of BJP.

And at last, we hope that this great lady brings in good days ahead, after taking the charge of the country.


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