Second woman Finance Minister


India’s new Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has become the second woman  to hold the prestigious port folio after Indira Gandhi. She is known for her competency in handling toughest situations. She was the first woman Defence Minister in the previous Modi cabinet.She will also head  the Corporate Afairs Ministry in the new cabinet. Nirmala is 60 years old and a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka. She has her family roots in Tamilnadu. She was born in Madurai and studied in Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College in Trichy.

She was one of  the BJP  Spokespersons before it came to power .An alumnus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the London School of Economics, she has worked with Price Waterhouse in London and also with BBC World service. She joined the BJP in 2008 and was made as a member of the National Executive. She was chosen as the Party Spokesperson in March 2010 and later inducted as Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in 2014.



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