Anandiben Patel is new Gujarat CM

Anandiben-PatelGandhinagar, May 21 : Senior Gujarat minister Anandiben Patel was Wednesday unanimously elected the leader of the BJP Legislature Party here, making her the chief minister designate to succeed Narendra Modi.

A teacher-turned-politician, Patel, 73, will be sworn in as the state's first woman chief minister Thursday.

Addressing BJP legislators, a teary eyed Patel promised to continue the "glorious traditions of her predecessor" Modi, who is set to take over as India's prime minister.(IANS)




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