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Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel Cabinet gets makeover: New ministers sworn-in

The newly appointed Cabinet of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel took oath as the Governor administered oath of office. Here is the list of ministers who took the oath.

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Ahmedabad, First Published Sep 16, 2021, 2:16 PM IST
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The swearing-in ceremony of the new Gujarat Cabinet under Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is currently underway at the Raj Bhavan.

The newly appointed Cabinet of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel took oath as the Governor administered oath of office.

Patel (59), a first-time MLA from Ahmedabad, took over as the new Gujarat Chief Minister on Monday after the sudden resignation of Vijay Rupani last Saturday.

 “It is likely to be a comparatively young Cabinet with fresh faces. Patidars are likely to dominate the new Cabinet,” ANI quoted a source as saying.

Ahead of several Assembly elections, BJP has brought in new chief ministers in recent days who hew to the safe, time-tested strategy of caste balancing. After Uttarakhand and Karnataka, the most recent example is Gujarat, where the BJP went with a Patidar, bowing to a long-standing demand of the dominant community, in place of Vijay Rupani.

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Here is the list of ministers who took the oath:

Gandevi MLA Naresh Patel (Tribal)

Pardi MLA Kanubhai Desai

Visnagar MLA Hrishikesh Patel

Dhari MLA JV Kakdiya

Kaprada MLA Jitu Chaudhary

Niklo MLA Jagdish Panchal

Arvind Raiani from Rajkot

Majura MLA Harsh Sanghvi

Jamnagar MLA Raghavji Patel

Olpad MLA Mukesh Patel

Morwa Hadaf MLA Nimisha Suthar

Bharuch MLA Dushyant Patel

Prantij MLA Gajendra Parmar

Morbi MLA Brijesh Merja

Asarva MLA Pradeep Parmar

Keshod MLA Deva Malam

Pakanj Desai will remain as Dandak (chief whip)

Limbdi MLA KiritSinh Rana

Mahemdavad MLA Arjun Sinh Chauhan

Santrampur MLA Kuber Dindor

Mahuva MLA RC Makwana

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi resigned from his post just ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the new Ministers.

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