Gujarat: Bhupendra Patel takes oath as the 17th Chief Minister of the state

Mr Bhupendra Patel, the first term MLA elected from the seat of Ghatlodiya constituency sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat. The oath-taking ceremony took place on Monday i.e.; 13th September, 2021 at Raj Bhavan and the function was attended by many high profile personalities from the Indian political arena. Few notable names are Mr Amit Shah, the Home Minister of India, Mansukh Manduviya, the Health Minister of India and Narendra Singh Tomar, the Agricultural Minister of India attended the ceremony to congratulate Mr Patel.

The Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat officially administered the oath-taking ceremony and appointed Mr Bhupendra Patel as the new chief minister of the state. The Former CM Mr Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Mr Nitin Patel also attended the ceremony and thereby gave best wishes to Mr Patel for the smooth governance of the state.

There also came information that only Mr Bhupendra Patel took the oath as the new chief minister of the state and the whole cabinet is left yet to take the oath. The BJP Party also assured that the council of ministers will be ready to take oath in a few day’s time in order to reconstitute the cabinet ministry of the state.

Many political scientists came up with the views that Mr Vijay Rupani was replaced keeping an eye on the forth coming election of the Gujarat state whereby the Party tried to draw the attention of the powerful Patidar community by making Mr Patel, a new face for the party.

Soon after the sworn-in ceremony, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi congratulated Bhupendra Patel for taking oath as a new Chief Minister of Gujarat whereby he also expressed his gratitude by the medium of Twitter in which he wrote, “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”.  

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