Uma Bharti was the first woman Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Bharatiya Janata Party’s famous leader Uma Bharti was sworn in as the first woman chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 8, 2003, after her party’s landslide victory in the legislative elections of Madhya Pradesh in 2003. Uma Bharti played an important role in the victory of BJP with a three-fourths majority in the assembly elections held in Madhya Pradesh in 2003.
Although Uma Bharti was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh only for a short time, her tenure as the chief minister is remembered for some good initiatives in administrative as well as social issues. Her tenure was for less than one year. Uma Bharti remained Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh from December 8, 2003, to August 23, 2004.
Uma Bharti was administered the oath of secrecy and office of the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh by the then Governor of Madhya Pradesh Shri Ram Prakash Gupta in the famous Lal Parade ground in Bhopal.
Uma Bharti’s association with Ram Janmbhoomi movement and the massive support she enjoyed in those days, it was natural that her political graph reached to new heights. This increased political stature of Uma Bharti and subsequent victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections took her to the post of Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
Uma Bharti has also played an active role in increasing the vote base of BJP in the Akharas and other Sanyasi sects of Hindu religious bodies. She has also held various portfolios in the ministries of Shri Narendra Modi government. She has also worked in the ministry of former prime minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
- Uma Bharti ji was born on 3 May 1952 in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh.
- Since childhood, Uma Bharti, who has a fearless and religious nature, has followed the glorious tradition of Sanyasis of Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) and is unmarried.
- Uma Bharti had to resign from the post of Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh after an arrest warrant was issued against her in 2004.
- Along with Sadhvi Ritambhara, Uma Bharti played an important role in the Ram Janmbhoomi movement in the early nineties.
- She became the first women chief minister of MP on December 8, 2003.