In a surprise move, BJP state chief Vijay Rupani has been named as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat while Nitin Patel as Deputy CM after a meeting of the BJP legislators at State Party headquarter. For the past few hours, the name of Nitin Patel was almost confirmed as the person to take over from Anandiben Patel, who resigned a few days ago. It is not known what transpired in the meeting resulting in this change in name. Earlier in the day, Nitin Patel’s office had claimed that his name has been finalised by the BJP to fill the position that fell vacant by Anandiben’s resignation.
The announcement was made by Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who was assigned as the party’s observer, after the BJP legislature party meeting which elected 61-year-old Rupani as its leader. The names of Rupani and Nitin Patel were proposed by Anandiben Patel and seconded by several MLAs. However, It is for the first time that Gujarat will have a deputy chief minister.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the person who has been selected as the CM of Gujarat?
2. Who has been selected as the deputy CM of Gujarat?
Courtesy: The Hindu