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First Woman CM of Gujarat is Anandiben Patel

Anandiben Patel is the new Chief Minister of Gujarat and the first woman to hold the post in the state. Anandiben, a close associate of her predecessor, the PM-elect, Narendra Modi, had his firm backing even though there were reservations in some quarters over her candidature.
73-year-old Patel's name was proposed and adopted unanimously at a meeting of the Legislature Party in the presence of Modi, who had momemnts earlier had resigned as the chief minister. Modi's close aide Amit Shah and BJP General Secretary Thavar Chand Ghelot were also present. Modi, the longest-serving chief minister of the state, who led BJP to a spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections, will take over as prime minister on Monday. She will be the first woman chief minister of Gujarat.