Bhupendra Patel, the MLA from Gujarat’s Ghatlodia constituency has been elected as the brand new chief minister of Gujarat, in line with a number of media reviews.
The announcement was made by Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar at Gujarat’s Gandhinagar after the BJP concluded its core committee assembly at Kamalam.
“Bhupendra Patel elected as the new leader of BJP legislative party”, Tomar, Gujarat in-charge mentioned after the get together’s legislative assembly.
“Bhupendra Patel will be sworn-in as Gujarat CM soon,” he added.
Patel earlier the chairman of the Ahmedebad City Growth Authority (AUDA). He had received his Ghatlodiya seat by a margin of 117,000 votes in 2017, the biggest margin in that ballot.
The event comes within the wake of Vijay Rupani’s resignation on Sunday, 15 months earlier than the election to the 182-member Meeting that’s due in December 2022. Rupani (65), the fourth chief minister to demit workplace in BJP-ruled states in the course of the pandemic, was sworn in as chief minister in December 2017.
Rupani turned the fourth chief minister to step down from the highest publish in BJP-ruled states in six months. He give up a yr forward of Meeting polls in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dwelling state.
It’s nonetheless unclear what prompted the choice nonetheless, political observers famous that his “soft-spoken” picture could have contributed to his undoing of being a “weak” CM, who allowed bureaucrats to overrule the political management in taking key selections
He met Governor Acharya Devvrat at his residence on Saturday and tendered his resignation.
After tendering his resignation, Rupani thanked the BJP central management and the prime minister. “I want to thank BJP for giving me this opportunity to serve as Gujarat’s CM. During my tenure, I got the opportunity to add to the development of the state under PM Modi’s leadership.”
“It has been a five-year journey for development of Gujarat under guidance of PM Modi. Now, to further develop the state, with new energy and power, I have decided to resign as Chief Minister,” Rupani was quoted by information company ANI.
With inputs from companies
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