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Who is Anupriya Patel?

Anupriya Patel

About Anupriya Patel

Who is Anupriya Patel?

Born in 1981, Anupriya Patel is presently one of the most popular female politicians of Uttar Pradesh. Currently, she is the President of the Apna Dal (Soneylal) and MoS for Commerce & Industry in the Modi Cabinet. She is also a Lok Sabha MP from Mirzapur, UP.
 
Personal Life
Patel comes from the Kurmi community and is the daughter of Sone Lal Patel, who is the founder of Apna Dal (S). She attended Lady Shri Ram College for Women in Delhi and Kanpur-based Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University. Patel is an MBA graduate and has taught at Amity University as well. In 2009, she got married to Ashish Patel, who is a Cabinet minister in the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh govt.

Political Career
Patel took over the party reins after her father's death in 2009. In 2012, she got elected as an MLA from Rohaniya constituency in Varanasi. Interestingly, Apna Dal fought this election in an alliance with the UP-based Peace Party of India, which primarily raises issues pertaining to the Muslim community.
 
Ahead of 2014 LS polls, Patel joined the BJP-led NDA and won from Mirzapur constituency by a margin of over 2 lakh votes. She again won from Mirzapur in the 2019 and 2024 General Elections. However, her victory margin in 2024 was less than 40,000.
 
She has been an MoS in the first Modi govt (2014-19) as well as in the second Modi govt (2019-24).
 
Patel's party has stood firmly with the BJP-led NDA as they have together contested in 2017 and 2022 UP Assembly elections. In both these polls, BJP registered a comprehensive victory.
 
Her party is primarily confined to eastern UP districts of Mirzapur and Robertsganj, and also has some influence in the nearby districts.
 
Controversy
Patel had a fallout with her mother, Krishna Patel, in 2014 and by 2016, there was split in Apna Dal, The relift led to the formation of two new parties namely Apna Dal (S) and Krishna-led Apna Dal (Kamerawadi). The rift started after Krishna Patel lost a UP bypoll election in which Anupriya didn't campaign for her mother and even reportedly worked to ensure her defeat. The dispute between Krishna and Anupriya over the party is still in court.
 
The Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) fought the 2022 UP Assembly polls in an alliance with the Samajwadi Party. Interestingly, Apna Dal (K) fielded Anurpiya's sister Pallavi Patel against BJP heavyweight Keshav Prasad Maurya from Kaushambi' Sirathu seat, which the latter surprisingly lost. 

Latest Updates on Anupriya Patel

Biden to Sunak: Check when will global leaders depart from G20 Summit 2023

Centre has assigned responsibilities to Union Ministers of State to see off the foreign delegates after the summit

Updated On : 10 Sep 2023 | 10:26 AM IST
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Oppn candidates don't stand a chance against NDA in UP: Anupriya Patel

She also claimed that the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) will soon disintegrate like a "house of cards"

Updated On : 05 Sep 2023 | 7:02 AM IST
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Govt policies to boost chemical exports during challenging times: Patel

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel on Saturday exuded confidence that continued policy support by the govt and CHEMEXCIL will help sustain the chemicals export growth momentum

Updated On : 15 Apr 2023 | 9:52 PM IST
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MoS Anupriya Patel attends 10th East Asia Summit Economic Ministers' meet

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel attended the 10th East Asia Summit Economic Ministers' Meeting in Siem Reap City, Cambodia

Updated On : 18 Sep 2022 | 9:54 AM IST
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UP govt formation: J P Nadda meets Anupriya Patel and Sanjay Nishad

BJP president J P Nadda on Thursday met leaders of the party's allies in Uttar Pradesh -- Anupriya Patel of the Apna Dal(S) and Sanjay Nishad of the Nishad party -- at his residence here

Updated On : 17 Mar 2022 | 4:58 PM IST
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History shows party that gets OBC support forms govt in UP: Anupriya Patel

Political history clearly shows that the party or alliance that gets the OBC support comes to power in Uttar Pradesh, BJP ally and Apna Dal (S) chief Anupriya Patel has said

Updated On : 26 Dec 2021 | 4:39 PM IST
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India aiming at $43 billion agricultural products' exports, says govt

More than 700 farmers and exporters attended the conference, where APEDA Chairman, Dr M Angamuthu spoke about the initiatives taken for boosting exports from Purvanchal region

Updated On : 06 Dec 2021 | 4:22 AM IST
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Exports to ASEAN estimated at $46 billion in FY22, says Anupriya Patel

India's engineering exports during April-July was $35.3 billion and is expected to achieve the target set for fiscal 2021-22 at $ 105 billion

Updated On : 25 Aug 2021 | 3:05 AM IST
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Cabinet reshuffle: Full list of Modi govt ministers, and their portfolios

Among key changes in the reshuffle, Mansukh Mandaviya has become Union health minister, and Jyotiraditya Scindia civil aviation minister. Here's how the full list of ministers in the Modi Cabinet

Updated On : 08 Jul 2021 | 12:29 AM IST
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Modi-Shah's Ashwamedha Yagna with NDA almost complete

Modi and Shah's BJP doesn't need the NDA anymore. Advani's experiment is over, used and discarded

Updated On : 17 Oct 2020 | 12:06 AM IST
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Anupriya Patel faction of Apna Dal approaches EC against Krishna Patel faction

Such an activity is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), the Anupriya Patel faction of Apna Dal said in the statement.

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:56 PM IST
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BJP seals seat sharing deal with Apna Dal; Anupriya to contest from Mirzapur

Anupriya Patel had said on March 13 that the talks between the BJP and the Apna Dal have been positive and a decision on an alliance between the two will be announced soon.

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:56 PM IST
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BJP not taking care of allies; Apna Dal free to make own decisions for polls: Anupriya Patel

The Apna Dal, a crucial ally of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, had won two seats -- Mirzapur and Pratapgarh -- in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:56 PM IST
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BJP uninterested in solving issues of allies, Apna Dal free to chose own path: Anupriya Patel

Ashish Patel, National President, Apna Dal, however, said that the party is very much part of NDA as of now and the future course will be decided by the end of February after a meeting of party office

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:57 PM IST
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Caste-based census should be conducted in UP: Anupriya Patel

The Other Backward Classes Social Justice Committee recently suggested sub-categorisation in the 27 per cent reservation given to the community.

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:57 PM IST
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Over 8 lakh people died of cancer this year: Anupriya Patel

According to the data submitted to the Parliament, the estimated incidence of cancer cases was 15,17,426 in 2017, 14,51,417 in 2016 and 13,88,397 in 2015.

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:57 PM IST
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NACO signed MoU with 16 ministries to counter AIDS: Minister Anupriya Patel

In addition to this NACO has signed MoUs with more than 250 industries of public and private sectors to mobilise their support

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:58 PM IST
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Healthy lifestyle and organ donation interconnected: Anupriya Patel

Patel stated that it was imperative to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid habits which in the long run will pose as a health hazard.

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:58 PM IST
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SP-BSP tie-up will be a limited period partnership of two opportunist individuals: Anupriya Patel

Anupriya, leader of Apna Dal which is an ally of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, is confident of the NDA repeating its performance of 2014 Lok Sabha polls in 2019

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:58 PM IST
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CSR activities in health sector need to move beyond cities: Anupriya Patel

Patel also asserted that the tendency to do good "must continue", irrespective of whether a company gets awarded or not for its CSR work.

Updated On : 09 Apr 2019 | 12:56 PM IST
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