Bhupendra Patel becomes new Gujarat Chief Minister
Gandhinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday picked senior party leader Bhupendra Patel as the new Gujarat Chief Minister, a day after Vijay Rupani surprised many by quitting the post.
Union Minister N.S. Tomar, who was one of the observers appointed by the BJP for the process of selection, made the announcement.
He said Patel's name was proposed by Rupani, who insisted on being the proposer for the new chief minister.
Bhupendra Patel is known as a protege of former state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
Patel had won Ghatlodia seat with a margin of over 1,17,000 votes against Shashikant Patel of Congress party.
The seat was earlier held by former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel who resigned and was later appointed as a governor.
In a surprise move, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigned on Saturday as Chief Minister of the state leaving people guessing for his successor.
Amit Shah Tweets:
Union Home Minister Amit Shah wished the new CM by posting his message on Twitter.
श्री @Bhupendrapbjp जी को @BJP4Gujarat विधायक दल का नेता चुने जाने पर हार्दिक बधाई व शुभकामनाएं।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 12, 2021
मुझे विश्वास है कि @narendramodi जी के मार्गदर्शन व आपके नेतृत्व में प्रदेश की अनवरत विकास यात्रा को नई ऊर्जा व गति मिलेगी और गुजरात सुशासन व जनकल्याण में निरंतर अग्रणी बना रहेगा।