Vijay Rupani is the new Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel to be deputy CM

Ahmedabad: The state President of Gujarat Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Vijay Rupani has been selected as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat, he has replaced Anandiben Patel, who offered her resignation on social media few days back.

Earlier, senior-most minister in the Anandiben Patel cabinet Nitin Patel was in news to be elected as Gujarat Chief Minister.

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

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.

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

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.

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