Sushma Swaraj, 62 – BJP
Constituency: Visisha (Madhya Pradesh)
Portfolio: External Affairs and Overseas portfolios
She studied LL.B. at Punjab University, Chandigarh, and practised as a Supreme Court of India Advocate from 1973. She joined the Janata Party movement and campaigned against The Emergency.
In July 1977, she was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister in the Janata Party Government headed by Devi Lal. She became State President of Janata Party (Haryana) in 1979.
She has been elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. At the age of 25, she became Haryana’s youngest Cabinet Minister.