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Change of power in Gujarat: Rupani sworn in as new CM


Senior BJP leader Vijay Rupani was today sworn in as the new chief minister of Gujarat. He replaces Anandiben Patel who resigned last week.

He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor OP Kohli, the local media reported today. Nitin Patel was sworn in as his deputy.

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Rupnai who is considered close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Sah took oath along with 23 Cabinet ministers.

According to NDTV, at least nine ministers from the Anandiben Patel cabinet were dropped from Rupnai ministry.

Of the nine new faces, eight are from the Patidar community—a loyal support base that’s now angry with the BJP government for its handling of its demand for reservation in jobs and education, reported NDTV.

Just before being sworn-in, the new chief minister took blessings from spiritual leaders as well as party rival Keshubhai Patel.

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Prime Minister Modi Congratulated Rupani on being sworn in as the new chief minister of Gujarat.

The PM also applauded the tenure of Rupani’a predecessor Anandiben Patel.

Image Caption: Rupani taking blessing from Swami Brahmvihariji

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