Bhupendra Patel is the new Chief Minister of Gujarat. Today, BJP has announced the name of Bhupendra Patel as the next CM. The news came just a day after Vijay Rupani stepped down as the chief minister of Gujarat. According to the reports, Bhupendra Patel’s name was reportedly proposed by Vijay Rupani himself. Vijay Rupani resigned as the CM of Gujarat on Saturday and the sudden move came just after a meeting with senior BJP leaders.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated Bhupendra Patel on his appointment as the chief minister of Gujarat. He tweeted, “Hearty congratulations and best wishes to Bhupendra Patel on being elected the leader of the BJP’s legislature unit. I’m confident that under the guidance of Narendra Modi and your leadership, Gujarat’s development journey will get a new energy and momentum and the state shall continue to be a leader in good governance and public welfare.”
Bhupendra Patel won as the MLA from Ghatlodia constituency, defeating Congress candidate Shashikant Patel in the 2017 Gujarat Legisative Assembly. He also served as a municipal councillor in Ahmedabad. He worked as the chairman of Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) and used to head the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation standing committee.
Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, former minister Gordhan Zadafia, and Praful K Patel, administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Lakshadweep, Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were rumoured to be in the race for the post of CM.