Bhupendra Patel Takes Oath For Second Time, PM, Chief Ministers Present

Bhupendra Patel Takes Oath For Second Time, PM, Chief Ministers Present
Bhupendra Patel Takes Oath For Second Time, PM, Chief Ministers Present

Bhupendra Patel took oath in a grand ceremony in Gandhinagar right now.

Gujarat BJP chief Bhupendra Patel took oath because the Chief Minister for the second time in a grand ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and different central ministers, in Gandhinagar right now.

Mr Patel, who had changed Vijay Rupani in September final yr, was administered the oath by Governor Acharya Devvrat at a perform close to the brand new Secretariat this afternoon.

Sixteen ministers, together with eight of cupboard rank, had been additionally sworn in. 11 former ministers have additionally been retained.

The Cabinet ministers embody Kanu Desai, Rishikesh Patel, Raghvji Patel, Balvantsinh Rajput, Kunvarji Bavaliya, Mulu Bera, Kuber Dindor and Bhanuben Babariya.

Harsh Sanghvi and Jagdish Vishwakarma had been sworn in as ministers of state with unbiased cost.

The six different ministers of state embody Parshottam Solanki, Bachu Khabad, Mukesh Patel, Praful Pansheriya, Kuverji Halpati and Bhikhusinh Parmar.

The occasion was additionally attended by 200 sadhus from the state, who’ve been specifically invited for the ceremony.

The viewers additionally included members from Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Tribes and ladies – seen as key vote financial institution for the 2024 Lok Sabha after which 2026 state elections.

Contrary to issues about anti-incumbency, the BJP had achieved a landslide victory in just-concluded meeting elections in Gujarat – successful 156 of the state’s 182 seats and 53 per cent vote share, paving the way in which for the get together’s seventh time period in energy within the western state.

Breaking his personal report, Mr Patel as soon as once more received Ghatlodia seat by a margin of 1.92 lakh votes.

Mr Patel, 60, resigned as chief minister alongside along with his complete cupboard on Friday to pave the way in which for the formation of a brand new authorities following the election outcomes.

He was elected because the chief of the BJP legislative get together on Saturday, after which he met the governor and staked the declare to kind the subsequent authorities.

A low-profile BJP chief and the primary from the Kadva Patidar sub-group to carry the highest publish, Bhupendra Patel changed Vijay Rupani in September 2021.

With inputs from PTI

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