Bhupendra Patel sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister

September 13, 2021 by archyde

The BJP leadership has replaced the Chief Minister of Gujarat just 14 months before the Assembly elections

Gandhinagar: Bhupendra Patel has been sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other political leaders were present at the function at the Raj Bhavan.

Fifty-nine-year-old Bhupendra Patel represents the Ghatlodia constituency in Ahmedabad. The BJP leadership has replaced the Chief Minister of Gujarat just 14 months before the Assembly elections.

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who is stepping down to replace Vijay Rupani, has been touted as the next Chief Minister. But Nitin Patel told the Indian Express that he was not disappointed or excluded. Speaking to reporters, Patel said with tears in his eyes that he was grateful to the people for the support he had received throughout.

However, party leaders told the Indian Express that Nitin Patel’s name was suggested by outgoing Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at a BJP assembly party meeting yesterday and that Nitin Patel, who has resigned as Deputy Chief Minister, supported him.

Bhupendra Patel represents Kadwa, a subdivision of the Patidar community, which has a decisive influence in Gujarat. He is the first Chief Minister from this constituency.

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