Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani appointed thanks PM Modi, BJP leadership
Gandhinagar, Dec 22 (IBNS): After being named as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for another tenure, Vijay Rupani on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership for resting their faith on his leadership.
"My sincere gratitude to Honourable PM Shri @narendramodi Ji & BJP President Shri @AmitShah Ji for reposing trust & confidence in a humble Karyakarta like me. I also thank @BJP4Gujarat legislative party for sustaining trust," Rupani tweeted.
Vijay Rupani will once again serve as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Nitin Patel will work as the deputy Chief Minister of the state.
The announcement was made following a meeting of the BJP's newly-elected lawmakers
The central observer for the process was Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Rupani, along with deputy CM Nitin Patel and other cabinet members, tendered his resignation at the Raj Bhavan, paving the way for a new BJP government in the state.
In the recently concluded polls, BJP retained power by winning 99 seats-16 less than what it had in the last Assembly, in the 182-member House, while the Congress claimed 77
Six seats went to others, including three Independents.
Image: Vijay Rupani Official Facebook page