Anupriya Patel

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Anupriya Patel
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Anupriya Patel, Leader of Apna Dal
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
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
Preceded byBal Kumar Patel
Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh
In office
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byMahendra Singh Patel
Personal details
Born (1981-04-29) 29 April 1981 (age 42)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyApna Dal (Sonelal)
Other political
National Democratic Alliance
ResidenceKanpur, 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 29 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 from 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]


Anupriya Patel is the daughter of Sone Lal Patel, who founded the Apna Dal political party that is based in Uttar Pradesh. 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]


  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. 4.0 4.1 "No ministerial berth for Anupriya Patel". The Times of India. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 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". Retrieved 18 November 2021.

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Leader of the Apna Dal (Sonelal) Party in the 16th Lok Sabha

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