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There have been 13 women chief ministers since independence, and on this Friday the 13th the list got one bigger with Mamata Banerjee joining the select list with her Trinamool Congress crushing the Left Front in West Bengal. It was also a day that saw Jayalalithaa surge back to power as chief minister of Tamil Nadu.





Sucheta Kriplani
The first woman to be chief minister of any state in India, Kriplani was a freedom fighter and from the Congress. She presided over Uttar Pradesh from October 1963 to May 1967.

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Nandini Satpathy
Also from the Congress, she was chief minister of Orissa from June 1972 to March 1974 and from March 1974 to December 1976.
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Shashikala Kakodkar
She became the second chief minister of Goa in August 1973 after the death of predecessor and her father Dayanand Bandodkar. She belonged to Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party. She ruled till April 1979.
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Syeda Anwara Taimur
The Congress chief minister of Assam from December 1980 to June 1981, her term ended when the state was put under President's Rule.
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Janaki Ramachandran
The widow of the legendary MGR, who founded the AIADMK, she was chief minister of Tamil Nadu for less than a month - from Jan 7 to 30, 1988.
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