Nitin Patel likely to be successor of Anandiben as Gujarat CM tomorrow

Ahmedabad: The senior-most minister in the Anandiben Patel cabinet Nitin Patel is likely to take over as Gujarat Chief Minister from her tomorrow.

While, the names of other possible contenders kept on doing the rounds in political circles here on Thursday.

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On Thursday morning BJP President Amit Shah flew in to Ahmedabad, held a lengthy meeting with national secretary (organization) V. Satish and general secretary in-charge of Gujarat affairs Dinesh Sharma at his residence.

State leaders, who holds the health portfolio and is the state government spokesperson, also participated at the high level meeting at Shah’s residence.

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State BJP president Vijay Rupani, whose name was also doing the rounds, spent more time at the party headquarters.

The State BJP president reiterated that a meeting of the party’s legislators would meet on Friday at ‘Kamalam’, the state BJP quarters, to decide on the next chief minister.

Sources said the swearing-in is likely to take place on August 7th.

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