The rushed swearing-in of new Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel took place following the dramatic exit of Vijay Rupani on Saturday. 59-year-old Patel was the only minister to have been sworn in.
Bhupendra Patel is a first-term MLA and just like Narendra Modi, has never held a ministerial post in Gujarat before becoming the CM. Patel's inauguration ceremony was attended by Union Minister Amit Shah.
Patel won the 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections from Ghatlodia constituency, defeating Congress candidate Shashikant Patel. A qualified engineer, and also a builder, he is considered close to former chief minister Anandiben Patel
'Names of Patel, Faldu, Rupala and Mandaviya are being discussed. But it is impossible to say who will be the chief minister as the decision will be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,' a party leader said.
BJP is gearing up for elections in end-2022 and possibly did not want to go with the incumbent chief minister. The second big reason to ease out Rupani is the state’s response to Covid-19. Who will be the next Chief Minister?
A police personnel during a mock-drill conducted by Delhi Police, to check anti-terror prepardeness at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.PTI Photo /Vijay Verma
Newly elected President of Akhada Parishad Mahant Ravindra Puri with Akhada Parishad General Secretary Mahant Hari Giri and sadhus, performs the 'Ganga Pujan' ritual at Sangam, in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
Wrestlers in action during the state level wrestling tournament at Babura Village in Mirzapur.PTI Photo
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala with Jitendra Singh talks to media after meeting Election Commissioner, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Jitendra Singh comes out from Election Commission office, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
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