New Delhi: The name of the new Chief Minister of Gujarat has been announced. After the resignation of former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, now the name of Bhupendra Patel has been stamped as the next Chief Minister of Gujarat. This decision was taken after the meeting of the BJP Legislature Party. This decision of BJP was quite shocking because Bhupendra Patel was not in the race for the post of CM. If sources are to be believed, Bhupendra Patel is very close to Anandiben Patel and when Anandiben Patel resigned, Bhupendra Patel fought from his seat. He was twice chairman of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and former chairman of Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Deputy CM Nitin Patel, Purushottam Rupala and RC Faldu were among those whose names were coming out as the new CM of Gujarat. But in the meeting of the BJP Legislature Party, an additional name was announced. According to sources, the name of Bhupendra Patel was proposed by former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Prahlad Joshi and state BJP in-charge Bhupendra Yadav were present as observers in the legislature party meeting.
Elections for 182 assembly seats in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat are to be held in December 2022 next year. After the sudden resignation of former CM Vijay Rupani from the post of CM, now Bhupendra Patel has been given the command of Gujarat.
Important decision taken due to assembly elections next year
The BJP, which has been in power in Gujarat for 25 years, has set a target of winning 150 seats in Gujarat. The BJP does not want to take any risk regarding the elections and the Patidar community has been a vote bank in Gujarat. All the Chief Ministers in the state so far belonged to the Leva Patidar community, but this time it is for the first time that the command of Gujarat has been given to a Kadwa Patidar leader. Bhupendra Patel will take oath as the 17th Chief Minister of the state on Monday. It is believed that BJP chose Bhupendra Patel’s name to solve the caste problems in the state.
Bhupendra Patel is an MLA from Ghatlodia Assembly and has been the treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party for a long time. Bhupendra Patel has a good hold among the workers and the public in Ghatlodia. They are famous here as Kaka and Dada.
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