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Tea with BS: Anandiben Patel

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Tea with BS: Anandiben Patel

The somewhat intimidating chief minister of Gujarat talks to Aditi Phadnis about the politics of the Patel agitation in her state, how her government is working to enable entrepreneurship and the saas-bahu power dynamic When Narendra Modi resigned as chief minister of Gujarat and Anandiben Patel was elected by the Bharatiya Janata Legislature Party as its leader, Modi said Gujarat was in safe hands. "I know she looks a bit strict," he said, introducing his successor, "I know she doesn't smile much. But under her leadership, Gujarat will march ahead after ...