[India] Anandiben Patel Takes Oath: Gujarat Gets its First Woman Chief Minister

Gopi Chandra Kharel – International Business Times– Thursday, 22 May 2014

Anandiben Patel
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While Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi heads to Delhi after a never-before-seen election victory in 30 years, one of his closest aides, Anandiben Patel has been sworn in as his successor, becoming the first woman chief minister of Gujarat.

Patel has been considered to be one of the most popular politicians in Gujarat and there has been little surprise that the only name proposed as Modi’s successor was that of her.

The 72-year-old school teacher-turned-politician has seen a remarkable journey in politics. She rose higher in her ranks to be Chief Minister after spending years as a loyal BJP member . . .

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