Bhupendra Patel
Bhupendra Patel.

After Vijay Rupani’s resignation, the BJP Legislature Party on Sunday elected Ghatlodia MLA Bhupendra Patel as the new choice for the post of Gujarat chief minister.

Bhupendra Patel will take oath as the new chief minister of Gujarat on Monday.

Rupani resigned as the chief minister of Gujarat a year before the state goes to Assembly elections.

Bhupendra Patel is considered close to former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel.

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The name of Bhupendra Patel was finalised as the next Gujarat CM during the party’s legislature party meeting on Sunday.

Bhupendra Patel earlier served as the chairman of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) but never held a ministerial post just like Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he became Gujarat CM 20 years ago, says a media report.

The State Legislature Party of the BJP held a meeting on Sunday to elect a new chief minister.

The meeting was attended by Central Observers Union ministers Narendra Tomar and Prahlad Joshi.

Rupani, who turned 65 last month, in his resignation speech spoke of “Nayi Urja and Naya Utsaah” as the reason for choosing a new chief minister.

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