BJP's show of strength in Gujarat as Rupani takes oath

27 December, 2017, 02:34 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Vijay Rupani won the Rajkot West seat in the just-concluded Gujarat elections

Gandhinagar: Vijay Rupani, 61, took oath as the Gujarat Chief Minister at a grand ceremony here in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.

In a show of BJP power, in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and Ram Vilas Paswan.

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The sharp increase in number of Patidar faces in the Council could be attributed to the fact that BJP had to suffer a dip of 16 seats in its tally as the its seat share in 182 seat assembly went down from 115 to 99 in recent elections. Returning to the state's top executive's chair for a second term after leading his party to a narrow victory in the recently concluded Gujarat assembly polls, Rupani also inducted 19 ministers into his council, with Nitin Patel returning as his deputy.

Patel's continuance as Rupani's deputy indicates that the influential Patidar community will be well represented in the new Gujarat government. However, following the legislature party meeting of new Gujarat MLAs, Vijay Rupani was voted for another term. Besides them, the new government of Gujarat will have eight Cabinet ministers and 10 ministers of State. At least a dozen new faces may be seen in the cabinet because, sources said.

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The ministers of state who took the oath were - Pradipsinh Jadeja, Parbat Patel, Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Raman Patkar, Parsottam Solanki, Ishwarsinh Patel, Vasan Ahir, Kishor Kanani, Bachubhai Khabad and Vibhavariben Dave.

Not just 18 NDA chief ministers but also BJP patriarch LK Advani on the stage for the swearing-in ceremony of the Vijay Rupani cabinet.

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