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Bhupendra Patel as the Chief Minister of Gujarat

Opportunity to become an MLA for the first time; BJP’s coup d’etat by beating the seniors

The BJP on Sunday announced the name of Bhupendra Patel for the post of Gujarat Chief Minister. His swearing-in will take place today, Monday afternoon.

After being elected as the leader of the Legislative Party, Patel met Governor Acharya Devvrat and demanded the formation of a government. Patel will be sworn in as chief minister on Monday alone and the cabinet will be sworn in in a day or two after consulting senior leaders, BJP state president C.S. R. Patil said.

Incumbent Chief Minister Vijay Rupani proposed Patel’s name for the chairmanship in the Legislative Party meeting. Most of the 112 BJP MLAs in the 182-member assembly were present at the meeting, BJP sources said. BJP central inspectors Narendra Singh Tomar and Pralhad Joshi, as well as general secretary Tarun Chugh, were present at the meeting.

Bhupendra Patel was elected from Ghatlodia constituency in the 2017 Assembly elections after defeating Congress candidate Shashikant Patel by more than one lakh votes. This was the largest majority in that election.

Patel holds a degree in Civil Engineering; He is considered close to former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, who was elected from the same constituency in 2012. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President J.P. We are grateful to Nadda and Union Minister Amit Shah, ”Bhupendra Patel told reporters. Declining Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and State President C.R. He also expressed his gratitude to Patil. Former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s blessings are always with me, Patel said.

Corporator to CM

– Bhupendra Patel, who has a soft-spoken, smiling face and keeps in touch with grassroots activists, was first elected as MLA in 2017 from Ghatlodia Assembly constituency in Ahmedabad.

– Bhupendra Patel is considered close to former Gujarat Chief Minister and current Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel.

– Patel started his political career from NMC. He was the Chairman of Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority. Prior to that, he was the Chairman of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

– Patel, a 59-year-old civil engineering graduate, is also a trustee of ‘Sardardham Vishwa Patidar Kendras’ working for the socio-economic development of the community.

Swearing in today

The swearing in ceremony of Bhupendra Patel as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat will be held today, Monday afternoon.

After being elected as the leader of the Gujarat Legislative Party, Bhupendra Patel met Governor Acharya Devvrat on Sunday evening.

He was accompanied by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and State President C. R. Patil was also there.

‘Remote control’ to Anandiben: The Congress has criticized the BJP for electing Bhupendra Patel, a first-time Congress MLA, for the Chief Minister’s post. With Patel’s election, the Gujarat government will now run Anandiben Patel through ‘remote control’, the Congress claimed. Bhupendra will be the last BJP chief minister in Gujarat and the people have decided to keep the BJP out of power for at least the next 25 years, said Congress leader Hardik Patel.

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