Anupriya Patel

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Anupriya Patel
Minister of State Health and Family Welfare
Assumed office
5 July 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Mirzapur
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Bal Kumar Patel
Personal details
Born 1981
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Political party Apna Dal (2009-2015)
Apna Dal (Sonelal) (2016-present))
Spouse(s) Ashish Kumar Singh
Relations Sone Lal Patel (father)
Krishna Patel (mother)
Residence Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Alma mater Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi.
Profession Teacher, social worker & politician

Anupriya Patel (born 1981 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh)[1] is an Indian politician, based in the state of Uttar Pradesh. She is currently the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

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.[2] 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 Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly election, 2012.[3][4]


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, Amity University and Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, [5][6] formerly Kanpur University. She has a master's degrees in Psychology and also Masters in Business Administration (MBA),[7] and has taught at Amity.[3]


She was general secretary of Apna Dal from the time when her father died in October 2009, twelve days after she had married. Her mother, Krishna Patel, is president of the party.[3]

In the 2014 general election, the party campaigned in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Narendra Modi, but Patel rejected overtures intended to result in a merger of the two bodies.[2]

In May 2015, Anupriya and six others were expelled by her mother, Krishna, for alleged anti-party activities.[8]


  1. ^ Sinha, Arunav (4 February 2012). "I feel good to be part of this process : Anupriya Patel". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  2. ^ a b "No ministerial berth for Anupriya Patel". The Times of India. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  3. ^ a b c Seth, Maulshree (12 February 2012). "LSR graduate, 32, leads her party’s UP campaign". Indian Express. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  4. ^ Constituency Wise Result Status
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  7. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: Modi government's got talent but is it being fully utilised?", The Economic Times, 10 July 2016 
  8. ^ "Apna Dal sacks its MP Anupriya Patel". The Times of India. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-08. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
post established
Leader of the Apna Dal (Sonelal) Party in the 16th Lok Sabha