Anupriya Patel
Anupriya patel office.png
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterPiyush Goyal
Preceded byHardeep Singh Puri
President of AD(S)
Assumed office
14 December 2016
Preceded byPosition established
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare
In office
4 July 2016 – 24 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterJagat Prakash Nadda
Succeeded byAshwani Kumar Choubey
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byBal Kumar Patel
ConstituencyMirzapur
Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh
In office
2012–2014
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byMahendra Singh Patel
ConstituencyRohaniya
Personal details
Born (1981-04-28) 28 April 1981 (age 41)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyApna Dal (Sonelal)
Other political
affiliations
National Democratic Alliance
Parent
Residence(s)Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Alma materLady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi (BA),
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (MBA)[1]
ProfessionTeacher, social worker and politician

Anupriya Patel (born 28 April 1981)[2] is an Indian politician from the state of Uttar Pradesh belonging to the Apna Dal (Sonelal) party currently serving as the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India since 7 July 2021.[3] She represents Mirzapur in Lok Sabha since 2014. She was the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, from 2016 to 2019.

She was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India from the constituency of Mirzapur in the 2014 Indian general election, and again in 2019.[4] She was previously elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Rohaniya constituency of the Legislature of Uttar Pradesh in Varanasi, where she had fought a campaign in alliance with the Peace Party of India and Bundelkhand Congress in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly election.[5][6]

Life

Anupriya Patel is the daughter of Sone Lal Patel, who founded the Apna Dal (Sonelal) political party that is based in Uttar Pradesh.[citation needed] She was educated at Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University,[7] formerly Kanpur University. She has a master's degrees in Psychology and also Masters in Business Administration (MBA),[8] and has taught at Amity.[5]

Career

Patel has been president of Apna Dal since the death of her father in October 2009.[5] In 2012, she was elected as the member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, for the Rohaniya constituency in Varanasi.[9]

In the 2014 general election, Patel's party campaigned in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Narendra Modi. She was elected as Member of Parliament from Mirzapur constituency. After the election, there were rumours that the two parties would merge but Patel rejected overtures intended to result in that.[4]

Family

Krishna Patel

Krishna Patel is the mother of union minister and Apna Dal (S) president Anupriya Patel. Krishna Patel became the party president of Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) after Dr. Sone Lal Patel, founder of Apna Dal, died.[10] Krishna Patel contested unsuccessfully from Pratapgarh Sadar assembly constituency Uttar Pradesh, seat for the 2022 election as Samajwadi Party alliance candidate.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Anupriya Singh Patel(Apna Dal (Soneylal)):Constituency- MIRZAPUR(UTTAR PRADESH) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  2. ^ Sinha, Arunav (4 February 2012). "I feel good to be part of this process : Anupriya". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Home". Mcommerce. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  4. ^ a b "No ministerial berth for Anupriya Patel". The Times of India. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Seth, Maulshree (12 February 2012). "LSR graduate, 32, leads her party's UP campaign". Indian Express. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  6. ^ Constituency Wise Result Status
  7. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  8. ^ Layak, Suman (10 July 2016), "Cabinet reshuffle: Modi government's got talent but is it being fully utilised?", The Economic Times
  9. ^ "Rohaniya Assembly Constituency Election Result 2022 - Candidates, MLAs, Live Updates & News". www.elections.in. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Krishna Patel, Pratapgarh Constituency : Krishna Patel Profile, Win or loss Result in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022". Hindustan Times.
  11. ^ "Krishna Patel of SP-Apna Dal(K) files papers from Pratapgarh Sadar seat". Hindustan Times. 9 February 2022.
Party political offices Preceded bypost established Leader of the Apna Dal (Sonelal) Party in the 16th Lok Sabha 2014–present Incumbent