Articles about Anandiben Patel
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.
05 Aug 2020
"Jai Siya Ram," says Modi after groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave a speech from the Ram Janmabhoomi site, shortly after he participated in the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony that will kickstart the temple's construction.
05 Aug 2020
Ayodhya: PM Modi lays first brick for Ram Temple's construction
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday installed a silver brick at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, a symbolic gesture that means the construction of a grand Ram Temple can begin.
04 Aug 2020
Ram Janmabhoomi event: Everything to know about PM's itinerary, attendees
The much-awaited groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, has been adversely affected by the coronavirus situation, forcing the authorities to truncate the guest list.
02 Jul 2020
Madhya Pradesh: 28 members, including Jyotiraditya Scindia's loyalists, join Cabinet
Nearly, three months after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stormed to power in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expanded his Cabinet on Thursday by inducting 28 new ministers.
07 May 2020
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".
24 Feb 2020
Trump calls Taj Mahal 'timeless testament' to India's cultural beauty
United States President Donald Trump on Monday visited the historic Taj Mahal monument in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, describing it as a "timeless testament" to India's beauty.
28 Aug 2019
UP: Harassed couple sets themselves on fire outside police station
A couple was harassed by a muscleman in Uttar Pradesh. In hope of getting a respite, they went to police but the officials in uniform shunned them instead.
20 Jul 2019
Six states get new Governors; Anandiben Patel appointed UP Governor
In a major reshuffle, the Center has announced the appointment of new Governors in six states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Nagaland, and Tripura, on Saturday.
20 May 2019
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.
13 Dec 2018
Kamal Nath's CM post done-deal, ambiguity over Rajasthan's top-post persists
After scooping three major states from Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded Assembly Elections, the Congress high command has another Herculean task at hand: choosing Chief Ministers for Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
12 Dec 2018
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.
12 Dec 2018
#MadhyaPradeshResults: Mayawati comes to Congress' rescue, declares support
BSP Chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced she will supporting Congress in Madhya Pradesh and if required, in Rajasthan too.
12 Dec 2018
24-hours of counting later, Congress emerges largest party in MP
The final results of assembly polls of Madhya Pradesh were revealed a short while ago and Congress has emerged as the single largest party, unseating BJP in the 'heart of India' where it was ruling since the last 15 years.
31 Oct 2018
#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 Sep 2018
Surat diamond merchant gifts Rs. 3cr Mercedes-Benz SUVs to employees
Diamond merchant Savji Dholakia, the owner of Hari Krishna Exports, has gifted three senior employees three SUVs worth a total of Rs. 3cr.
28 Apr 2018
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
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.
26 Dec 2017
Vijay Rupani sworn in as Gujarat CM once again
Vijay Rupani has taken oath as the new Gujarat chief minister in the presence of PM Narendra Modi.
22 Dec 2017
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.
19 Dec 2017
Gujarat ka CM kaun: Will Smriti Irani be picked?
BJP has taken Gujarat for a record sixth-time, but with a reduced margin. The elections proved to be a mini-revival of sorts for the Congress under an "evolved" president Rahul Gandhi.
18 Dec 2017
#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Incumbent Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani wins Rajkot (West)
Leading from front, incumbent CM Vijay Rupani won Rajkot (west) by around 25,000 votes. Though he was initially trailing against Congress's Indranil Rajguru, he made an impressive comeback.
14 Dec 2017
Gujarat Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot
About 2.3cr voters across 93 constituencies in North and Central Gujarat are casting their ballot in the second phase of the Gujarat elections today.
29 Nov 2017
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.
19 Nov 2017
Gujarat elections: Protests and resignations after BJP releases candidates' list
All is not well for the BJP in Gujarat. The release of its first list of candidates with 70 names has triggered protests, with senior leaders expressing their dissatisfaction.
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.
16 Oct 2017
Modi in Gujarat: Development will win and dynasty will lose
With Gujarat state elections to be held in December, PM Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah addressed over 7L party workers from over 182 Assembly constituencies at the Gujarat Gaurav Yatra Samapan Maha-sammelan.
14 Oct 2017
Elections 2017: BJP plays the 'Modi-vs-Rahul' card, Congress attacks governance
The Election Commission (EC) has sounded the bugle for polls in Himachal (November 9) and Gujarat (before December 18).
09 Oct 2017
Anandiben Patel: Won't contest 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections
30 Sep 2017
Himachal to go to polls in November, Gujarat in December
The Election Commission may declare the dates of elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in mid-October.
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.
18 Aug 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new State Governors
Four new State Governors have been appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.
07 Aug 2016
Rupani, Patel to be sworn in as CM, Dy CM
Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel will be sworn in as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat respectively at Mahatma Mandi in Gandhinagar.
05 Aug 2016
Vijay Rupani is the new Gujarat Chief Minister
Vijay Rupani has been announced as the new Gujarat Chief Minister (CM) and Nitin Patel will be the Deputy CM.
04 Aug 2016
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."
03 Aug 2016
BJP accepts Anandiben's resignation, to appoint new CM
The BJP accepted former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's resignation and stated that the process of appointing a new CM would begin.
02 Aug 2016
Anandiben Patel offers to resign as Gujarat Chief Minister
Anandiben Patel, Gujarat's first woman chief minister, who succeeded Narendra Modi on May 22, 2014, declared her decision to quit Office through a Facebook post.