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.
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.
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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