BJP Surprise Pick Bhupendra Patel's Oath As Gujarat Chief Minister Today

BJP Surprise Pick Bhupendra Patel's Oath As Gujarat Chief Minister Today

Newsdesk |
September 13, 2021

Senior BJP leader Bhupendra Patel will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat today after the shock exit of Vijay Rupani and his entire cabinet in a reboot a year before polls in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state.

New Delhi, 13 September 2021

As per news report of NDTV, Bhupendra Patel, 59, was the choice of both PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and is a protege of former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. Amit Shah and some BJP chief ministers are expected to attend the oath ceremony. Vijay Rupani was present when Mr Patel was selected leader of the BJP legislature party on Sunday, preceding the new Chief Minister's oath ceremony. Mr Rupani said the party will "successfully contest the polls" under Mr Patel's leadership. Mr Patel, the BJP MLA from Ghatlodia seat held earlier by Anandiben Patel, was an unexpected choice after much speculation circling around two other names - Union Ministers Mansukh Mandaviya and Parshottam Rupala. The names of controversial Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel and Gujarat minister RC Faldu were also in circulation.

Source - NDTV


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