Personal Life & Political Career
Leader and former President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ms. Swaraj was appointed Foreign Minister of India on May 26, 2014; She is the second woman to hold the post, after Indira Gandhi.
She has been a member of Parliament seven times and a member of the Legislature three times. At the age of 25, in 1977, she became the youngest minister of the Haryana state cabinet in northern India. It has also been staged by the chief of Delhi from October 13, 1998 to December 3, 1998.
In the 2014 Indian general election, she won the Vidisha constituency in Madhya Pradesh for a second term, maintaining her seat with a margin of over 400,000 votes. On May 26, 2014, she became Minister of External Affairs in the union cabinet. The US daily Wall Street Journal has called Swaraj "the most beloved politician in India".
In 1973, Swaraj started practice as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India
She was a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly from 1977 to 1982, acquiring the Ambala Cantonment assembly seat at the age of 25, and then again from 1987 to 1990. In July 1977, she was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister in the Janata Party Government headed by then Chief Minister Devi Lal. She became State President of Janata Party (Haryana) in 1979, at the age of 27 years. She was Education Minister of Haryana state in the Bharatiya Janata Party–Lok Dal coalition government during the period of 1987 to 1990.
In April 1990, she was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha and remained there until she was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha from South Delhi constituency in 1996.
Swaraj was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha from South Delhi constituency in April 1996 elections. She was Union Cabinet Minister for Information and Broadcasting during the 13-day government of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1996.
Chief Minister of Delhi
After a tenure in national level politics, in October 1998 she resigned from the Union Cabinet to take over as the first female Chief Minister of Delhi. However, the BJP had lost the Assembly elections because of rising prices and inflation.[ She resigned from her Assembly seat and returned to national politics.
Leader of Opposition, 15th Lok Sabha
She won the 2009 election for the 15th Lok Sabha from the Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh by the highest margin of over 400,000 votes. Sushma Swaraj became Leader of Opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha in place of Lal Krishna Advani on 21 December 2009 and retained this position till May 2014 when in Indian general election, 2014 her party got a major victory