Despite the fact that older men still dominate politics in India, young female politicians have been establishing a name for themselves in this arena, and not just making a name for themselves, but also leaving a mark with their efforts. Meet the six young female politicians in India who are breaking India's political glass ceiling:
1. Chandrani Murmu
Age: 29 years
Chandrani Murmu is the youngest female Lok Sabha MP in India's history who won the election at the age of 25. She is a member of the Biju Janata Dal party (BJD) and was chosen to represent Keonjhar, Odisha, in the Lok Sabha in 2019.
Murmu was born on June 16, 1993. In 2017, she first contested the Lok Sabha polls and won. She won the seat in the reserved tribal constituency.
2. Nusrat Jahan
Age: 32 years
32-year-old Nusrat Jahan was elected as a Member of Parliament, and Lok Sabha from Basirhat constituency as a TMC (Trinamool Congress) candidate.
Jahan was born on January 8, 1990. She started her career as an actor who predominantly works in Bengali films. She got involved in politics in 2019 and the same year, at the age of 29, she was elected as a member of parliament.
3. Goddeti Madhavi
Age: 30 years
Goddeti Madhavi was elected to the Lok Sabha from Araku, Andhra Pradesh in 2019. She contested the elections from YSR Congress Party. Madhavi is the youngest MP from Andhra Pradesh.
4. Mimi Chakraborty
Age: 33 years
Jadavpur MP Mimi Chakraborty joined politics in 2019 and contested for Lok Sabha Elections in the same year. She was a Trinamool Congress candidate
In an interview with Outlook India, she said that "I am full of gratitude to be chosen for a prestigious constituency like this. I also live nearby. The chief minister has herself been elected from here in the past."
5. Raksha Khadse
Age: 35 years
35-year-old Raksha Khadse is a BJP politician from Maharashtra. She represents the Raver Lok Sabha seat in the lower house of the Indian parliament. Heena Gavit and her, both became the youngest MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha at the age of 26.
6. Vidadala Rajini
Age 32 years
Vidadala Rajini is the Health, Family Welfare & Medical Education Minister in the government of Andhra Pradesh and a Member of the Legislative Assembly from Chilakaluripet in the state of Andhra Pradesh. She first contested elections in the year 2019 for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly as a YSR Congress Party Candidate.
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