Gujarat: Bhupendra Patel sworn in as new chief minister

News Desk: Newly appointed chief minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel, on Monday, took his oath of office and reached the CMO a few minutes earlier to take charge. Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath of office with BJP leaders Amit Shah, Shivraj Singh Chauhan and others present on stage. The ministers in his government are yet to be finalised.

Earlier today, Patel visited met former chief minister Vijay Rupani at his residence. After that he met Gujarat BJP leader CR Patil. Before the ceremony, he also offered ‘gau pooja’ at Swaminarayan Temple in Ahmedabad.

PM Modi congratulated Bhupendra Patel

Congratulating the newly appointed chief minister of the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Congratulations to Bhupendra Bhai on taking oath as CM of Gujarat. I have known him for years and have seen his exemplary work, be it in the BJP Organisation or in civic administration and community service”

“He will certainly enrich Gujarat’s growth trajectory” he added.

Resignation of Vijay Rupani as chief minister

In an unexpected turn of events, Vijay Rupani resigned as Gujarat chief minister on Saturday. He said … 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”

“It is well known the BJP, as a party, keeps changing as per requirements… it is a speciality of our party that every worker delivers to the fullest, and I too will continue to work for the party with the same energy” he added.