Sucheta kriplani First Indian Woman Chief Minister and great freedom fighter

 Sucheta kriplani First Indian Woman Chief Minister and great freedom fighter


Sucheta Kriplani, a freedom fighter and Member of Parliament seen with her husband Acharya J B Kriplani, a social worker and also a freedom fighter, at their home garden on December 11, 1960.


Acharya Kripalani, a Gandhian socialist, environmentalist, mystic and a freedom fighter, offering flowers on Gandhi Jayanti at Raj Ghat, with him is his wife Sucheta Kriplani, a great freedom fighter and Member of Parliament, in Delhi on October 02, 1974.



Sucheta Kriplani was the first woman Chief Minister of  Uttar Pradesh in India. She was Chief Minister of India from 1963 to 1967. She had a reputation of being a firm administrator. Her tenure was marked by a visible sense of fairness and transparency. The first-ever strike by the state employees which continued for 62 days took place during her regime. She relented only when the employees' leaders agreed for compromise.

Sucheta Kriplani , Wife of Famous Socialist Sindhi Leader Acharya Kriplani, was born in a Bengali family in the year 1908 at Ambala, presently in the Haryana State Of India.
 Sucheta Kriplani father Shri S. N. Mazumdar was a government doctor but the emotions of Nationality were high in his heart, This has effected a lot to Sucheta since her childhood.After completing education at Indraparastha College & St. Stephen's College at Delhi, She joined Banaras Hindu University in the capacity of lecturer.

Sucheta Kriplani married with famous Socialist sindhi leader Acharaya Kriplani in 1936 and from here onwards her political life was started.She become actively involved in the Indian National Congress, in fact her father's Nationalist attitude and the support of husband has inspired her for doing so. Soon she was among the top woman leaders of Indian National Congress. Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi was in the direction of her thought process and she was much impressed by the working of Mahatama Gandhi . She was not only hyper active in "Quit India" movement but was with Gandhi ji in Noakhali in the 1946. During the partition riots, she was working closely with Bapu.

The leaders who were present in the independence day session of the Constituent Assembly on 15 th August 1947 were discussing about her melodious voice for the years, as on this day she sung "Vande Matram " in the assembly. She belongs to rare selected class of Indian Women, Who contributed as the member of the subcommittee that drafted the Indian Constitution.

In the free India, She was actively involved in the politics of India's Largest State Uttara Pradesh. In the Elections of 1952 and 1957 she was elected for the Lok Sabha . She also worked as the Minister of State for the Small Scale Industries.

In the 1962 people of Kanpur elected her to represent them in the U. P. Vidhan Sabha. This was Mahatama Gandhi's Birthday [ 2nd October] in 1963 when she got the privilege of becoming First Woman Chief Minister of Any Indian State.

God always test the courage and firmness of determined persons by posing a difficult situation before them. Sucheta also has to face and tackle the ever first strike of State Employees. This strike lasted for 62 long days but Sucheta was firm on her decision of not hiking the pay of employees, finally the leaders of employees were agreed for compromise.

In the 1971 she decided to retire from the politics and just three years after that, in 1974 she started here heavenly journey.
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