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Senior BJP leader Bhupendra Patel appointed Chief Minister of Gujarat

Bhupendra Patel succeeded Vijay Rupani as Gujarat CM

MLA from Ghatlodia seat is known to be a protege of former CM Anandiben Patel

 

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Bhupendra Patel named new Gujarat CM, to succeed Vijay Rupani

Senior BJP leader Bhupendra Patel  known to be a protege of former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel will succeed Vijay Rupani as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. 

BJP on Sunday named senior leader Bhupendra Patel as the next chief minister of Gujarat.

Patel will succeed Vijay Rupani who resigned from his post on Saturday.

Patel, known to be a protege of former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel was elected the leader of the legislature party after a meeting on Sunday.

The MLA from Ghatlodia seat was the part of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority.

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Rupani after stepping down said he was following the ‘BJP tradition’ that promotes equal opportunity for all party workers. He said he is committed to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is ready to serve in whichever role the party assigns him.

Rupani was installed in 2016, 16 months ahead of elections after the removal of Anandiben Patel.

Rupani was the fourth Chief Minister to be replaced in the BJP ruled states so far this year.

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