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Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel is an Indian politician and the former Chief Minister of Gujarat, a western state of India. She was the first woman Chief Minister of the state. She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party since 1987. She was the Cabinet Minister for Education from 2002 to 2007. She 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.

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15th Chief Minister of Gujarat
In office
22 May 2014 – 7 August 2016
Preceded by Narendra Modi
Succeeded by Vijay Rupani
Constituency Ghatlodiya
Assembly Member
for Ghatlodiya
Assumed office
2012
Assembly Member
for Patan
In office
2007–2012
Assembly Member
for Patan
In office
2002–2007
Assembly Member
for Mandal, Ahmedabad district
In office
1998–2002
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
1994–1998
Personal details
Born (1941-11-21) 21 November 1941 (age 75)
Kharod, Bombay Presidency, British India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Mafatlal Patel
Children Anar Patel, Sanjay Patel
Parents Jethabhai Patel
Relatives Sanskruti Patel, Dharm Patel
Residence Ahmedabad
Occupation Politician, teacher
Cabinet Government of Gujarat
Portfolio

Ministry of Education, Higher and Technical Education, Women and Child Welfare, Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities (1998–2007)

Ministry of Revenue, Disaster Management, Roads & Buildings Capital Project, Women & Child Welfare (2007–2014)
Religion Hinduism
Website anandibenpatel.com

Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel (born 21 November 1941) is an Indian politician and the former Chief Minister of Gujarat, a western state of India. She was the first woman Chief Minister of the state. She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 1987. She was the Cabinet Minister for Education from 2002 to 2007. She 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.

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