Anandiben Patel: News

Anandiben Patel is the ex-Chief Minister of Gujarat and the Governor of Uttar Pradesh as of 2021. She is an MSc postgraduate and started off as a teacher in the Mohinaba Kanya Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She eventually became the school's Principal and taught there for over three decades. During this time, Patel saved two girls from drowning in the Sardar Sarovar reservoir and received the President's bravery award for the act. This attracted Bharatiya Janata Party's attention, and she was brought into the party's fold. Patel was a Member of Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 1998, the year she contested her first Gujarat Assembly election and won from the Mandal constituency. She won the 2002 and 2007 state elections from the Patan constituency and, in 2012, won for the fourth time from the Ghatlodia constituency. Patel held key portfolios like Education and, later, Revenue and Urban Development. She became the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2014 when the then newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi vacated the CM's office. She served as the CM till 2016. Patel also served as the Governor of Chhattisgarh (2018-19) and the Governor of Madhya Pradesh (2018-19 and 2020-21). She was appointed as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh in July 2019.

07 May 2020

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Life term if corona-patient causes death by "intentional affliction"

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has cleared the Public Health and Epidemic Disease Control Ordinance, 2020, which prescribes a life term for coronavirus patients if "death is caused by intentional (COVID-19) affliction".

20 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Congress' government is in minority, BJP tells Governor

Merely six months after Congress formed a government in Madhya Pradesh and appointed Kamal Nath as the Chief Minister, the grand old party has run into trouble.

12 Dec 2018

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Outgoing-CM Chouhan uses Vajpayee's famous poem to express emotions

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tendered his resignation to Governor Anandiben Patel on Wednesday saying 'he was free' now.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: PM Modi says no Indian will forget this day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said no Indian will forget this day after he unveiled the world's largest statue of Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

28 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

When Anandiben Patel gave election tips to BJP leaders

It is not every day that the governor of a state is caught on camera giving controversial advice to its party's leaders on how to get more votes. So when something like this surfaces, it cannot not go viral.

31 Dec 2017


Day after sulking, Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel takes charge

After winning two states in the recent assembly elections, BJP is determined not to let anything mar the journey.

30 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Fissures in new Gujarat-cabinet: Deputy-CM Nitin Patel threatens to quit!

Despite winning Gujarat for BJP, it seems PM Modi won't be relieved. His home-state's government is reeling under factionalism of his two deputies: Amit Shah and Anandiben Patel.

22 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Vijay Rupani to remain Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel his deputy

Vijay Rupani will remain as Gujarat CM. Recently, BJP returned to power in PM Modi's home-state for the sixth consecutive term.

29 Nov 2017

Rahul Gandhi

Somnath temple: Rahul's sign in "non-Hindu" list, Congress cries "fake"

Ahead of the Gujarat elections, Rahul's temple-hopping led him to Somnath temple.

20 Nov 2017


Gujarat elections: BJP releases third list of 28 candidates

The BJP has released its third list of 28 candidates for upcoming Gujarat elections.

10 Nov 2017


BJP will win Gujarat but Congress will dent vote-share: Survey

BJP is set to win big in the Gujarat polls with 113-121 seats in the 182-member Assembly, a survey by ABP-CSDS has predicted.

10 Sep 2016


Madhya Pradesh CM to launch Rs.10 thali for the poor

Following Jayalithaa and Navin Patnaik's footsteps, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is planning to launch a subsidized meal program for the poor, comprising of a 'filling' thali for Rs.10.

04 Aug 2016

Narendra Modi

RSS survey: BJP losing seats and vote bank in Gujarat

A survey conducted by RSS concluded that if "the Assembly elections were held today in Gujarat, BJP would get only 60 to 65 seats out of 182."