Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel was born on 21 November 1941 and is an Indian politician serving as the 20th and current Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
26 Facts About Anandiben Patel
Anandiben Patel served as 17th Governor of Madhya Pradesh and Governor of Chhattisgarh.
Anandiben Patel has served as the first female Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Anandiben Patel is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party since 1987.
Anandiben Patel was the Cabinet Minister for Education from 2002 to 2007.
Anandiben Patel was the cabinet Minister of Road and Building, Revenue, Urban development and Urban Housing, Disaster Management and Capital Projects in the Government of Gujarat from 2007 to 2014.
Anandiben Patel was the potential candidate for 2017 and 2022 vice president elections.
Anandiben Patel was born on 21 November 1941, in present-day Kharod village of Vijapur taluka of Mehsana district, Gujarat, where her father, Jethabhai, was a teacher.
Anandiben Patel has excelled throughout as a student in her studies.
Anandiben Patel was awarded "Veer Bala" award in Mehsana for her outstanding achievement in athletics.
Anandiben Patel completed a bachelor's degree in science in Visnagar.
Anandiben Patel took the job of a teacher to support the family financially, responding to an advertisement in the newspaper.
Anandiben Patel was elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in 1994.
Anandiben Patel visited Bulgaria with the BJP Leader, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and speaker of the Lok Sabha, P A Sangma.
Anandiben Patel resigned from Rajyasabha in 1998 and contested her first assembly election from MANDAL assembly constituency.
Anandiben Patel won and became the cabinet minister for education under the Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel.
Anandiben Patel is credited for her work to reduce corruption in the transfer of teachers.
Anandiben Patel contested her second and third assembly elections in 2002 and 2007 from Patan assembly constituency and was elected.
Anandiben Patel contested and won from Ghatlodiya constituency in the 2012 elections.
Anandiben Patel won the election with a margin of more than 175,000 votes, the highest in the election.
Anandiben Patel continued as the cabinet minister of Road and Building, Revenue, Urban Development, and Urban Housing, Disaster Management and Capital Projects.
On 22 May 2014, Anandiben Patel took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of Gujarat succeeding Narendra Modi, after the latter was elected as Prime Minister of India following the victory of BJP in the 2014 Indian general election.
Anandiben Patel expressed her desire to resign on 1 August 2016 as she was turning 75 years old in November 2016.
Anandiben Patel submitted her resignation to the Governor O P Kohli on 4 August 2016 which was accepted.
Anandiben Patel continued to hold the office until her successor Vijay Rupani took over on 7 August 2016.
Mafatlal was a professor of psychology at the Saraspur Art and Commerce College, and Anandiben Patel taught mathematics and science, and later became principal, at Mohiniba Kanya Vidyalaya on Ashram Road, Ahmedabad.