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Bhupendra Patel sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Gujarat

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Bhupendra Patel: Ghatlodia BJP MLA Bhupendra Patel was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat on September 13, 2021.

Key Highlights:

  • He was sworn in by the State Governor Acharya Devvrat at the Raj Bhavan, Gandhinagar.
  • He will be the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat.
  • Cabinet members will be sworn in later after the names are decided by the party.
  • 59-year-old first-time MLA, Patel was unanimously elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party.
  • He met the governor and staked the claim to form a new government in the state after the resignation of Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister of Gujarat.

About Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel:

  • Mr. Patel has previously served as president of Memnagar Municipality in Ahmedabad and the standing committee chairman of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority.
  • Patel became the MLA from the Ghatlodiya seat of Ahmedabad city in 2017.
  • He is the chairman of the standing committee of Vishwa Umiya Foundation.
  • He has also been associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
  • He is believed to be close to Anandiben Patel- Governor of Uttar Pradesh and former Chief Minister of Gujarat.

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