News Desk, Technicalguruji, Gandhinagar
Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated Mon, 13 Sep 2021 12:40 AM IST
The selection of Bhupendra Patel as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat has added another chapter in the string of shocking decisions of PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
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Bhupendra Patel is an MLA from Ghatlodia Assembly Constituency in Gujarat. On Sunday, the new CM of Gujarat was announced in a meeting of the BJP core group at ‘Kamalam’ in Gandhinagar. Earlier the BJP Legislature Party meeting was held. Union Minister Tomar told that Patel will soon take oath as CM. Newly elected CM Bhupendra Patel had won from Ghatlodia seat in 2017 by a margin of 117,000 votes. This was the biggest victory in the 2017 Gujarat elections. Assembly elections are due in Gujarat in December 2022.
Patel will take oath today
State BJP President CR Patil said in a press conference that the newly elected Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel will take oath on Monday at 2 pm. No other minister or deputy chief minister will be sworn in.
Bhupendra Patel’s name suddenly surfaced
The decision to elect Bhupendra Patel as the new CM has shocked everyone. Because his name was not in the discussion anywhere. The four names that were in the race for the post of CM were Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, State Agriculture Minister RC Faldu and Union Ministers Purushottam Rupala, Mansukh Mandaviya. The pairing of PM Modi and Amit Shah is known for shocking decisions. The same has happened with the CM of his home state.
After Rupani’s resignation on Saturday, all the BJP MLAs from Gujarat were asked to reach Gandhinagar by night on the same day. The new leader was to be elected in the legislature party meeting on Sunday morning. Union ministers Prahlad Joshi and Narendra Singh Tomar had reached Gandhinagar as observers.
Rupani was CM for almost five years
The outgoing CM Vijay Rupani took over as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 7 August 2016. He is currently the MLA of Rajkot West, Gujarat. In the 2017 assembly elections, under his leadership, the BJP won 99 of the state’s 182 assembly seats, the Congress 77.
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