Independence Day 2022: 75 years of independence have been completed. India is celebrating the nectar festival of independence on this occasion. After the independence of slave India, many major changes took place in the country. These changes were seen in every field. While a lot of new has been achieved at the level of development, at the same time major changes were seen at the political, economic and social level. The whole country had a contribution in the independence of India. Some people led the freedom struggle while others took part in the movement to get out of British slavery. Women also joined those who started the movement and became a part of it. Today there are many women in independent India, representing in different fields. People know Mamta Banerjee as a big name of today’s politics. She is the Chief Minister of Bengal and also the President of Trinamool Congress. There is another big achievement in the name of Mamta, who is handling the party and the state government. Mamta Banerjee has also been the first woman railway minister of independent India. Let us know about the political journey and achievements of the country’s first woman Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee.
Mamta’s entry in politics at the age of 15
Mamta Banerjee, popularly known as Didi in politics, has had a very strong political life. Mamta Banerjee was born on 5 January 1955 in Kolkata, the capital of Bengal. She belonged to a Brahmin family. He got his early education from Bengal. After which Mamta entered politics at the age of just 15. Mamta Banerjee’s father was a freedom fighter. His father’s learning brought him into politics as soon as he passed the Higher Secondary examination.
Mamta remained active in politics with studies
However, at the age of 17, the shadow of father Promileshwar Banerjee rose from Mamta’s head. After his father’s departure, Mamta decided to follow his ideals. Also completed his studies. First earned a BA and then a master’s degree in Islamic history. Later he completed his law studies from Jogesh Chandra Chaudhary College. Along with studies, Mamta was also active in politics. In those days Mamta came in contact with the Congress Party and founded the Student Council. In 1970, Mamta was appointed General Secretary of the State Mahila Congress. In 1984, Mamata Banerjee defeated veteran Communist Party leader Somnath Chatterjee and became an MP.
Country’s first woman railway minister
Along with being associated with the Congress party for a long time, Mamta got the opportunity to work in many different positions. In the year 1999, Mamta had the distinction of becoming the first woman railway minister of the country. However, the government fell in no time and Mamta did not stay in the ministerial position for long. Later, Mamta was also a member of the advisory committee of the Ministry of Industry. In the year 2004, Mamta served on the central post of coal and mines.
Mamta is becoming Chief Minister for three consecutive terms
In the year 2011, Mamata Banerjee became the Chief Minister of Bengal. In the year 2016, Mamta Banerjee won the re-election with a huge vote and she came back to power. It is the popularity of Mamta that in the assembly elections held in the year 2021, Mamta Banerjee became the Chief Minister of Bengal for the third time.