Vijay Rupani Resignation: Bhupendra Patel is the new chief chief minister of Gujarat

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Updated: September 12, 2021 6:46:54 pm

Vijay Rupani Resignation: BJP MLA Bhupendra Patel will be the new chief minister of Gujarat. The 59-year-old was unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday.

Vijay Rupani Resignation: BJP MLA Bhupendra Patel will be the new chief minister of Gujarat. The 59-year-old was unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday.

BJP MLA Bhupendra Patel will be the new chief minister of Gujarat. Patel (59) was unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader here on Sunday. His name was proposed by CM Vijay Rupani, whose resignation from the post on Saturday surprised many. Most of the 112 MLAs of the party in the 182-member Assembly were present at the meeting, BJP sources said. Patel won the 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections from Ghatlodia constituency, defeating Congress candidate Shashikant Patel by over one lakh votes, the highest winning margin in the 2017 Gujarat polls.

Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani submitted his resignation to the Governor on Saturday. His resignation came 15 months before the election to the 182-member Assembly that is due in December 2022. Rupani (65), the fourth chief minister to demit office in BJP-ruled states during the coronavirus pandemic, was sworn in as chief minister in December 2017.

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    18:46 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Bhupendra Patel meets Governor Acharya Devvrat

    Bhupendra Patel meets Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar. Former CM Vijay Rupani and state BJP chief CR Patil also present.

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    17:50 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Bhupendra Patel to take oath as Gujarat CM tomorrow
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    16:57 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Bhupendra Patel meet Governor at 6 pm today

    We will be going to the Raj Bhavan at 6 pm. We will be meeting the governor regarding the appointment of the new Gujarat CM: Union Minister & BJP leader Bhupender Yadav

    16:51 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Bhupendra Patel to meet Governor today

    Bhupendra Patel, who has been elected as the new chief minister of Gujarat, will meet Governor Acharya Devvrat at 5:30 pm today.  

    16:40 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Bhupendra Patel elected as the new leader of BJP Legislative Party
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    16:34 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Bhupendra Patel elected as new chief minister of Gujarat

    Bhupendra Patel elected as the new leader of BJP Legislative Party, says Union Minister & BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar

    15:44 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    BJP legislative party meeting underway in Gandhinagar
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    15:04 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Vijay Rupani, CR Patil present in legislative meeting

    Vijay Rupani, who resigned as the Gujarat CM, and BJP state president C R Patil are present at the party's state legislative meeting, chaired by national observers Pralhad Patel and Narendra Singh Tomar. 

    14:50 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    'A CM should be someone who is popular...': Nitin Patel

    “A chief minister should be someone who is popular, experienced and takes everyone together. There are rumours in the media that I will be made CM, but the fact is that BJP high command will decide who will be the chief minister,” Nitin Patel said in Ahmedabad.

    11:28 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Legislative party meeting at 3 pm today

    BJP Gujarat Legislative party meet to be held at 3 pm. Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Pralhad Joshi & BJP General Secretary Tarun Chugh will conduct the meeting to elect our new chief minister: Yamal Vyas, Chief Spokesperson, Gujarat State BJP

    10:28 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Shiv Sena refrains from commenting on Gujarat CM's resignation

    This is BJP's internal matter (Gujarat CM's resignation). We will contest the election in Uttar Pradesh on 100 seats, which will take place next year. In Goa, we'll contest the elections on more than 20 seats, we may form an alliance: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena MP

    10:13 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Central leadership to decide on new CM, says Pralhad Joshi

    I will hold consultations with Gujarat leaders, then the central leadership will take a decision, says Union Minister & BJP's central observer for Gujarat, Pralhad Joshi. 

    10:05 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Rupani denies differences with Gujarat BJP president CR Patil

    On who will be the next chief minister, Rupani on Saturday said that the party will decide about it. He denied that he had any differences with state BJP president C R Paatil.

    09:41 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    BJP observers in Ahmedabad to pick new CM
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    09:20 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    BJP observer Narendra Singh Tomar in Ahmedabad

    We have come here to hold further discussions (over the name of next chief minister of Gujarat). We will hold discussions with the State president and other leaders: Union Minister & BJP's central observer for Gujarat, Narendra Singh Tomar in Ahmedabad

    09:18 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Amit Shah likely to join legislature party meeting

    Union home minister Amit Shah may join the legislature party meeting along with central observers, Gujarat BJP spokesperson Yamal Vyas said.

    09:17 (IST)12 Sep 2021
    Amit Shah likely to join legislature party meeting

    Union home minister Amit Shah may join the legislature party meeting along with central observers, Gujarat BJP spokesperson Yamal Vyas said.

    With Rupani vacating the state’s top post, names of some key political leaders have started doing rounds as his successor. These include Nitin Patel, Mansukh Mandaviya and Parshottam Rupala. While Rupani's announcement came as an unprecedented move, it is believed that the leadership change was a pre-decided move by the central leadership.
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