Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, inducts 19 ministers

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Prime Minister Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, chief ministers of all BJP-ruled states and those governed by NDA associates are presented in the ceremony, Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani said.

"Will attend the swearing in ceremony of the Council of Ministers of the Gujarat Government", tweeted Modi.

The incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani on Tuesday was once again sworn in as the Gujarat CM for a fresh term, along with Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who took the oath as deputy CM again.

Patidar ministers include former state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ranchhodbhai Chanabhai Faldu who represents the Jamnagar South constituency, Kaushik Patel representing Naranpura constituency, and Minister of State Kishor Kanani, among others.

It, too, has three representatives, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama from Dholka constituency as Cabinet minister and Bachubhai Khabad from Devgadh Baria and Jaydrathsinh Parmar from Halol as Ministers of State.

The new government led by Rupani took the oath of office and secrecy at a grand ceremony in Gandhinagar.




The average assets of the 20-member council of ministers headed by Vijay Rupani is Rs 13.34 crore, with 18 of the 20 ministers being crorepatis. Sources said that senior party leaders met Amit Shah to finalise the names of the ministers in Rupani's cabinet.

Those who have withstood the massive wave of Patel quota stir, too, have been rewarded as Cabinet ministers.

Opposition Congress, which had won 61 seats in 2012, managed to increase its tally to 77.

In other reports, a labourer died and two got injured while setting up a stage at New Secretariat complex for Vijay Rupani's swearing-in ceremony.

Bokhiriya had defeated Congress veteran Arjun Modhvadia, albeit by a narrow margin of just 1855 votes, while Kakadiya - a prominent Patidar leader - had scored an impressive third-term victory, winning his Thakkarbapa Nagar seat with a margin of over 34000 votes.

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