Many women politicians have made their mark in Indian politics but a few of are a threat to Modi in upcoming Lok Sabha polls; let’s have a closer look at who they are and what they mean to elections.
Mamata Banerjee is the chief minister of West Bengal and one of the key opponents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling coalition. She facilitated the formation of mahagathbandhan(grand alliance), obstructed the way to election campaign of BJP leaders in her state and also locked horns with the CBI(Central Bureau of Investigation) on the issue of questioning Kolkata police commissioner with regards to his involvement in the chit fund scam.
Priyanka has made her way back into politics and her entry has made Congressmen hopeful of a win. In the opinion of many Congress workers, she resembles Indira Gandhi and her personality is going to be effective in leading the poll campaign.
Priyanka is already busy in making appearances in party and public meetings and a huge gathering is attending her rallies. She has an attractive personality and faces no opposition within the Congress party.
Mayawati is the BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) supremo and former chief minister of India’s most populous state. Her alliance with Samajwadi Party has already put BJP in deep trouble in Uttar Pradesh. She has a huge experience in politics and is keen to involve herself as much as possible in the elections.
Mayawati is one of the most important figures in the state of Uttar Pradesh and among dalit voters. Though she is infamous for her involvement in several corruption cases yet she might bounce back with surprising results.
Sonia Gandhi revived hopes of Congress, soon after she joined active politics around two decades ago. She replaced Sitaram Kesari as the Congress chief and there was no looking back ever since then. She has been the most powerful Congress leader ever since she took over the control of party in her hands.
Even during the tenure of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, she was the absolute in-charge of affairs of her party and nation. Through her huge experience and expertise, she can cause trouble for ruling coalition and Prime Minister.
Even though she has now handed over the charge to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, she has her say in matters pertaining to seat allocation and in making other important decisions.
There are many hundreds of women in India, who are highly active in politics at different levels but these four ladies are at commanding positions and can give a tough time to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in upcoming Lok Sabha elections.