Anupriya Patel
Patel in 2021
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterPiyush Goyal
Preceded byHardeep Singh Puri
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
President of AD(S)
Assumed office
14 December 2016
Preceded byPosition established
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byBal Kumar Patel
Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh
In office
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byMahendra Singh Patel
Personal details
Born (1981-04-28) 28 April 1981 (age 42)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyApna Dal (Sonelal)
Other political
National Democratic Alliance (2014-Present)
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, teacher and social worker from the state of Uttar Pradesh who is the President of Apna Dal (Sonelal) party since 2016 and 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.[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 from 2012 to 2014.[5][6]


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]


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]


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] Dr. Pallavi Patel is the sister of Anupriya Patel. Recently, Pallavi Patel appeared in a news headline after defeating Deputy Cm Khesav Prasad Maurya in Sirathu Vidhan Sabha. [1][2]



  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". Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  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". 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