In the presence of several BJP leaders including Home Minister Amit Shah, Bhupendra Patel administered the oath of office and secrecy to Bhupendra Patel as the new Chief Minister of the state in a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Gujarat.
Bhupendra Patel took oath as the 17th CM of Gujarat.
Two days after Vijay Rupani’s resignation from the state’s top post a few months ahead of the assembly elections, Bhupendra Patel was today sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat (Gujarat new Cm). In a simple ceremony in Gujarat’s Raj Bhavan, Bhupendra Patel, in the presence of several BJP leaders including Home Minister Amit Shah, Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath of office and secrecy to Bhupendra Patel as the new Chief Minister of the state. It was told that the cabinet ministers would be administered the oath later.
Deputy CM Nitin Patel congratulated Bhupendra Patel
Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Nitin Patel said that Bhupendra Patel is my old family friend. I congratulated them. We will be happy to see him taking oath as CM. He has also sought my guidance when needed. At the same time, he said on the question of displeasure of not being made CM, I am not at all angry if the new Chief Minister is not elected. I have been a BJP worker from Jan Sangh till today and will remain.. Whether there is any place or not, he will It is not a big deal to get the love and respect of the people, that is the big thing.
Bhupendra Patel sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Gujarat pic.twitter.com/COPD9CsCsw
– ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2021
Journey from municipal level leader to the top post in state politics
According to a political analyst, the name of one-time MLA Bhupendra Patel was nowhere in the names that were being speculated for the chief minister in the political circles. Patel is known to be a soft-spoken activist who has risen from a municipal level leader to a top post in state politics.
Patel had contested and won for the first time from Ghatlodiya seat of the state in the 2017 assembly elections. He defeated Shashikant Patel of Congress by over one lakh votes, the biggest margin of victory in that election.
Patel, who holds a diploma in civil engineering, is considered close to former chief minister Anandiben Patel. Anandiben had won the 2012 elections from this seat.
Bhupendra is close to former CM and UP Governor Anandiben Patel
Patel, fondly called ‘Dada’ among his supporters, is considered close to Anandiben Patel, former Gujarat chief minister and Uttar Pradesh governor. The assembly constituency he represents is part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, from where Union Home Minister Amit Shah is an MP.
After being elected the legislature party leader, Patel said he was grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president JP Nadda and Shah for reposing so much trust in him. He said that he was also grateful for the trust reposed in him by the Gujarat leadership including outgoing Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, CR Patil and other leaders.
While Bhupendra Patel hails from the influential Patidar community, Rupani (65), popularly known as ‘Bhai’ among his supporters, belongs to the Jain community, who resigned from his post on Saturday, nearly a year and a half before the state assembly elections. Was. Elections to the 182-member Gujarat assembly are to be held in December next year.
Rupani was the fourth chief minister to step down in BJP ruled states
Rupani is the fourth chief minister to step down in BJP-ruled states during the coronavirus pandemic. He took oath as the Chief Minister of the state for the second time in December 2017. Rupani became the Chief Minister for the first time on August 7, 2016. He took over the post after the resignation of the then Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. He took over the reins of the state for the second time after the victory of the BJP in the 2017 assembly elections.
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