Unanimously elected the state BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, Patel is known as a soft-spoken person who made his way up in the state politics from the municipality level.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced Bhupendra Patel as the new chief minister of Gujarat. Patel (59) was unanimously elected the BJP legislature party leader during meeting in Gandhinagar on Sunday.
Bhupendra Patel's name was not in the long list of probables being discussed in state political circles and in a way the first term MLA emerged as the dark horse, a political observer said.
Rupani (65), the fourth chief minister to demit office in BJP-ruled states during the coronavirus pandemic, was sworn in as chief minister his second stint as CM - in December 2017.
Anandiben Patel was the only chief minister who was asked by the party to quit during the 2014-19 period. The party had cited its convention of retiring those over 75 years of age from government positions to replace her with Rupani as Gujarat's chief minister in 2016.
Surat: Demanding CBI probe into the Oscar chit fund scam, the duped Odia investors today staged demonstration at Pandesara police station in Surat. Talking to OTV, president of Prabasi Odia Chit Fund Jamakari Mahasangh, Srikant Padhi, said the Mahasangh has submitted its application to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani through the Pandesara police, Surat Collector […]
Gandhinagar: To increase the footfall of tourists in the state, the Gujarat government on Thursday decided to upgrade its infrastructure related to Mahatama Gandhi. The decision to revamp the present infrastructure related to Mahatma Gandhi was taken during a high level meeting led by the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at the Mahatma Mandir, here. […]
Gandhinagar: Vijay Rupani on Tuesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second stint after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the state assembly elections for the sixth time in a row. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, along with other key leaders of the party and Chief Ministers […]
Gandhinagar: Vijay Rupani will continue as Gujarat Chief Minister, aided by Nitin Patel as his deputy, the central observer team of the BJP announced on Friday, ending the suspense of who will lead the government. Rupani, who had been appointed as Chief Minister on August 7, 2016, after Anandiben Patel was removed from the post, […]
Gandhinagar/New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani demanded resignation of Congress veteran Ahmed Patel from the Rajya Sabha on Friday alleging him to have link with a suspected IS terrorist arrested earlier in the week from Bharuch. However, Ahmed Patel refuted the charges laid against him. Rupani, who also sought Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s […]
New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat S Aparna, presently Principal Secretary to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has been appointed as an Executive Director in the World Bank in the US. Aparna, a 1988-batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, has been appointed to the post for three years, an order issued by the Department of Personnel […]
Amedabad: The Gujarat administration is on high alert to deal with cyclone ‘Vayu’, which is likely to hit the state coast near Veraval on Thursday, officials said. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday said people living in the coastal belt would be shifted to safer places. As per the latest weather report, the cyclonic storm […]
Ahmedabad: As cyclone ‘Vayu’ advances towards the Gujarat coast, the state government launched a massive evacuation exercise to shift about three lakh people from low-lying areas of Saurashtra and Kutch regions, officials said Wednesday. According to the latest weather information, the cyclone has intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and is located around 340 […]
Vadodara: The Gujarat government will recruit over 10,000 police personnel in the state, a minister said on Sunday. Chief Minister has cleared a proposal to this effect, Gujarat Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja said. He was speaking after reviewing the passing-out-parade of the Lokrakshak Dal jawans at the Police Training School here. “About […]
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government will set up a board to popularise yoga among the masses, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced Friday as he expressed happiness over 1.50 crore people across the state joining him in the International Yoga Day celebrations. The state-level Yoga Day programme was held at Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad in the […]