The cabinet of Bhupendra Patel government has been sworn in today in presence of Gujarat Chief Minister and former CM Vijay Rupani. Former Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani had resigned from his post on Saturday this month, nearly a year and a half before the assembly elections in the state. Gujarat governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath-taking ceremony of newly appointed ministers in the new cabinet at the Raj Bhawan in Gandhinagar. Total 24 leaders took oath as a minister out of which 10 are cabinet ministers and 14 are state ministers.
Former Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi, who resigned earlier today, was among one of those who took oath as cabinet minister today. Ministers who were the part of cabinet headed by previous chief minister Vijay Rupani were ignored in the process.
The oath-taking ceremony of newly appointed ministers was scheduled to be held on Wednesday, but as per reports, due to some internal dispute between BJP leaders, it was rescheduled on Thursday. Home Minister Amit Shah and other top BJP leaders held a series of meeting after oath-taking ceremony of Bhupendra Patel on Monday.
Considering the assembly elections of Gujarat in 2022, BJP has made massive changes. The resignation of Rupani surprised everyone, including opposition leaders. Rupani was replaced by current CM Bhupendra Patel. Patel was unanimously elected as the BJP party leader and took oath as the Gujarat’s 17th chief minister. Patel has been very close to the former chief minister Anandiben Patel.
Rajendra Trivedi, Jitu Vaghani, Raghav Patel, Purnesh Modi, Naresh Bhai Patel, Pradeep Sigh Parmar, Arjun Singh Chavan, Hrishikesh Patel, KanuBhai Desai and Kirit Singh Rana took oath as cabinet ministers.
Ministers of state:
While Harsh Sanghvi, Brijesh Merja, Manisha Vakil, Jagdish Bahi Panchal, Jitu Bhai Choudhary, Nimisha Sutar, Mukesh Patel, Arvind rayani, Kuber Dindor, Kriti Singh Vaghela, Gajendra Singh Parmar, Deva Bhai Malam, Raghavji Makwana and Vinod Bhai Moradia took oath as the ministers of state.