Bhupendra Patel was sworn-in in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah replacing the former chief minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani.
Vijay Rupani had resigned from his post on Saturday and it is said that earlier on, Bhupendra Patel has met with Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who voiced the opinion that he was quite okay with the BJP’s decision although there were rumors that he was unhappy with Bhupendra Patel being chosen as the next CM.
Bhupendra Patel took the oath of office on Monday. The governor had on Sunday invited Bhupendra Patel to take oath as the chief minister of Gujarat. The council of ministers will take oath in the next few days after their names are finalized, reports have said.
Chief Ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Pramod Sawant were on stage for the oath-taking ceremony of Bhupendra Patel.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, “Congratulations to Bhupendra Bhai on taking oath as CM of Gujarat. I have known him for years and have seen his exemplary work, be it in the BJP Organisation or in civic administration and community service. He will certainly enrich Gujarat’s growth trajectory.”