The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to name the new medical college at Pratapgarh as Dr Sonelal Patel State Medical College after Apna Dal founder Dr Sonelal Patel.
This was announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Friday. Apna Dal (Sonelal) national president and Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Anupriya Patel, expressed happiness over the chief minister’s decision and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the move.
Earlier, Anupriya Patel had written to the chief minister in this regard after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 16 last month. Apna Dal working president and Legislative Council member Ashish Patel and party's state president Jamuna Prasad Saroj too expressed happiness over the decision of the chief minister.
Apna Dal national spokesperson Rajesh Patel said that Pratapgarh had been the work place of party founder Dr Sonelal Patel where he struggled for a long time for the uplift of the poor and downtrodden.