Anandiben Patel to succeed Narendra Modi as new CM of Gujarat;Swearing in ceremony to be held in Gandhinagar tomorrow.
Narendra Modi resigned from Gujarat Chief Minister after soon a meeting of BJP MLAs and leaders was held at Gandhinagar.and Senior minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama proposed Anandiben’s name as the new Chief Minister.
Anandiben was presented a book of Ramayana after her election.
72-year-old Anandiben will take oath as 15th Chief Minister of Gujarat on Thursday at 12.39 pm.
In anandiben's speech She mentioned how for last more than 13 years, Narendrabhai has established systems in the state and added that her government will walk on same path that Narendrabhai selected to walk.
Anandi completed her BSc and then taught at and became principal of a girls’ school in Ahmedabad. “Our home was a meeting point for Keshubhai Patel, Shankersinh Vaghela and Narendrabhai. She would mostly cook for them. One day Keshubhai, said that the BJP needed educated women. I persuaded her to join and she was made president of Gujarat Mahila Morcha,” says Mafatbhai.
She joined the Jana Sangh in 1976 and became the BJP’s first elected district panchayat member in 1981. In 1992, she was the only woman leader to unfurl the tricolor in Jammu and Kashmir during the BJP’s Ekta Yatra. After becoming an MP in 1994, then contesting an assembly election in 1998, she became Gujarat education minister.