Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel has been appointed as the new chief minister of Gujarat. Patel has replaced the current Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, who has stepped down from the position on Saturday. Patel is a BJP MLA from Ghatlodiya assembly seat and also an ex-chairman of the standing committee of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
Former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani has become the third chief minister to leave the top post in the BJP ruled state in less than three months. Rupani quit the post after serving the position for almost five years and 36 days.
After submitting the resignation to governor Acharya Devvrat, Rupani thanked PM Narendra Modi for giving him 5 years to serve the state as chief minister. Rupani further added that in the future he will do whatever he will ask him to do it.
Vijay Rupani became the fourth BJP chief minister to be axed this year after former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Tirath Singh Rawat (Uttarakhand) and Trivendra Rawat (Uttarakhand).
The top BJP legislators held a meeting in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar to discuss the next CM candidate of the state.
Union Minister and the BJP’s main observer for Gujarat, Pralhad Joshi said he will be holding the meeting with parties’ top leaders in Gujarat, after the discussion the central leadership will take the last decision for on the same.
The BJP on Sunday appointed agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi to look at the crisis in Gujarat at the earliest by choosing the right candidate for the new chief minister post after Rupani, who stepped down from the position on Saturday.
A party leader said state agriculture minister RC Faldu, Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel, Union ministers Purshottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandaviya are in rounds f discussion that who will succeed Rupani’s place.