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Ardent Narendra Modi supporter, Priti Patel appointed as Treasury Minister:

Ms. Priti Patel conservative MP from Witham and an ardent fan of Mr. Narendra Modi has been appointed as the Treasury Minister in the British Goverment. Patel is Cameron's " India Diaspora Champion" and accompanied him in his India trips, according to Asian Lite, a newspaper that targets Asian in the UK.

Patel was born in London,[3] England, shortly before Idi Amin announced the expulsion of Asians in August 1972 [4] and grew up in South Harrow and Ruislip. Her parents were Ugandan immigrants of Gujarati origin from Navsari, India ancestry who came to the UK after the expulsion of Indians from Uganda in the early 1970s. They ran a post office in rural Norfolk and then a successful small shop in south east England. Patel attended Watford Grammar School for Girls[7] in Watford, before studying economics at Keele University and then going on to the University of Essex. She joined the Conservative Party during the time John Major was Prime Minister.

She is one of the "big winners" in the reshuffle, moving up from a Downing Street policy board to the middle-ranking ministerial position of exchequer secretary dealing with tax policies, the paper said.

It's the first government job for the Essex MP who was first elected in 2010. Patel has a history of supporting campaigns for small businesses, transport infrastructure investment and affordable homes.

A staunch supporter of Indo-UK friendship. she wrote in an exclusive article for Asian Lite:" The natural ongoing bonds that exist between the UK and India are what makes the foundation of this partnership so strong. And as long-term prosperity is at the heart of both the UK's and India's foreign policy, the success of our latest official visit confirms that the future of our partnership is stronger than ever before. Not only do we wish Prime Minister Modi well in his programme of reform and in his mission to bring real change for all Indian's across India, but we are proud to call him our friend and we look forward to supporting him as he endeavours to create a new, more inclusive and prosperous India. "