Annapurna Devi: From Homemaker to Political Powerhouse

Annapurna Devi, a homemaker thrust into politics after her husband's sudden death, has risen to become a significant OBC leader in Jharkhand and a key figure in the Modi government. Her unexpected political journey and strategic influence have made her a pivotal player in Indian politics.


PTI | Ranchi | Updated: 09-06-2024 20:53 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 20:53 IST
Annapurna Devi: From Homemaker to Political Powerhouse
Annapurna Devi
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Annapurna Devi, once a homemaker with no initial political ambitions, was sworn in as a Union Minister in Narendra Modi's government on Sunday. Her life took a sudden turn in 1998 following the unexpected death of her husband, Ramesh Yadav, an RJD legislator.

Thrust into politics by fate, Devi embarked on a challenging journey, culminating in her securing a seat in Modi's third government. This move is seen as a BJP strategy to consolidate the OBC vote bank ahead of crucial Assembly elections.

Her political rise has sparked considerable intrigue, especially after her 2021 ministerial berth raised eyebrows. Once a close aide of RJD's Lalu Prasad and now an influential BJP leader, Devi's story is a testament to dramatic political twists and strategic acumen.

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