Behenji, Aunty, Didi & Amma

3 big states (West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu) and one politically strategic state (Delhi) is now ruled by women.  Not to mention the President of India, Pratibha Patil, the leader of the ruling party, Sonia Gandhi, leader of the opposition, Sushma Swaraj.   India is today the perfect poster child for women’s empowerment.

Most of the above mentioned women (except Sonia Gandhi) have made it on their own.  Of course they had their own mentors on the way up.  But they made it on their sheer dint of hard work and perseverance.

Am not sure if there is any big country in the world where women are in power in such a big capacity.  So, its 3 cheers to the populace who voted all these women to power.  Hopefully unlike the men who screwed up the country royally, the women would do a better job.

Hope Jayalalitha would keep her vindictive streak in the backburner and let law takes its course on the various scams perpetrated under the DMK reign.   Hope Mamta Banerjee will realise that she is the leader of the ruling party now and ditch her habit of going on a strike / hartal every time her ego has been hurt.  Am sure the Commies wouldnt have taken the kick in the butt given to them by the people of the state of Bengal in the right spirit and try to rake up problems for the new government.  Afterall, the Commies are synonymous with inefficiency, violence, ineptitude and failure.

Here’s 3 cheers to the women power and hoping that Behenji will finally wake up from the slumber and stop building more statues and do something for the chronically backward state of  Uttar Pradesh.  Hope Shiela Dikshit will keep up the good work of transforming the infrastructure of Delhi from a sleepy bureaucratic city to a modern mega-metropolis.

Headline taken from: Ibnlive

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  • scorpiogenius

    Sheila is a respectable lady of the four. I wouldn’t want to comment much on the other three femme figures. Not being sexist, but if these are the kind of women leaders India is going to produce, then “God save our country” is all what I can say 😆

    Someone created an acronym to sum up it all, on Twitter. Behenji- Amma- Didi… B-A-D 😀

    No offence meant, but their track record speaks for themselves.

  • indian homemaker

    I have hopes from Mamta and I admire Sheila Dixit, but like you said Mayawati really needs to stop building her statues!
    I don’t think their being women makes them better or worse Philip. Though it does show that Indian voters vote for many reasons (party, change, efficiency etc) and generally don’t seem to mind women in positions of power.

    • Liju Philip

      True being a female doesnt make them good or bad. Probably the population also acknowledges that they do a better job than the men. Or maybe they believe that now that the men have screwed up the country, lets try out the women and see how they do it.