Bhupendra Patel: New CM of Gujarat

Bhupendra Patel sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on September 13, 2021.

Highlights

  • He was sworn in by Governor Acharya Devvrat at the Raj Bhavan, Gandhinagar.
  • He took oath a day after he was elected as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party leader.
  • Cabinet members will be sworn in later after party will decide the names.
  • In the Cabinet, it is likely that larger representation will be given to the legislators from Saurashtra and north Gujarat where BJP expects to improve its prospects in the Assembly election of the state.

Who is Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel?

He is an Indian politician, chief minister of Gujarat and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is also a member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly and represents Ghatlodia constituency. He was born in July 1962 to a Gujarati Kadava Patidar family of Ahmedabad. He completed his Diploma in Civil Engineering from Government Polytechnic, Ahmedabad. He has also been associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He is a builder by profession and a trustee of Sardardham Vishwa Patidar Kendra. He is also the chairman of the standing committee of Vishwa Umiya Foundation. He follows Akram Vignan Movement, which was founded by Dada Bhagwan.

Chief Minister of Gujarat

Bhupendra Patel became chief minister of Gujarat on September 13 after Vijay Rupani resigned from the post on September 11, 2021. He was elected as the BJP legislative party leader as well as Chief Minister elect of Gujarat on September 12, 2021.

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