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Anandiben Patel to be new CM of Gujarat

Anandiben Patel school teacher by profession had left her job to join politics. Tweet This
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Anandiben Patel will be the first woman chief minister of Gujarat. (AP) Anandiben Patel will be the first woman chief minister of Gujarat. (AP)

Anandi Patel elected as BJP first woman assembly leader, soon after Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi resigned as Chief Minister of Gujarat.

In a function held at Town Hall here Law Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma proposed name of this Modi’ s closest aid. Several hundred BJP members, including MLAs, accepted the proposal in presence of Modi. She will soon go to governor house to stake claim of Chief Ministership.

Equal number of supporters were outside that celebrated with fire crackers. 74 year Anandi is Leuva Patel married to Kadva Patel Mafatlal. After representing Rajya Sabha term from 1994, she was for the first time elected as MLA from Mandal in 1998 and became education and women and child welfare minister in the Keshubhai Patel goverment. 2002 and 2007 elections she contested from Patan and 2012 from Ghatlodia.

Since 2007 she has been handling revenue department, and from last term urban development too.

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