Bhupendra Patel To Be Sworn In As Gujarat CM Today

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Patel is a first-time MLA and just like Modi, has never held a ministerial post in Gujarat before becoming the CM. Many are taken by surprise as he was not seen to be amongst the top contenders for the CM race in Gujarat.
Bhupendra Patel will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat on Monday, two days after Vijay Rupani's surprise exit, a year ahead of the state's assembly polls. Patel is a first-term MLA from the constituency of former Chief Minister and the current UP governor, Anandiben Patel.

Patel was unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday and will be sworn in as Gujarat's 17th chief minister at 2.20 pm on Monday, an official source said.

The party's CM choice came took many by surprise as the low-profile Patel, a first-time legislator was not seen to be among the top contenders for the post.

Only Bhupendra Patel will take the oath on Monday and a decision regarding the new Gujarat cabinet will be taken later, party sources said.

Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat invited Patel to take oath as chief minister, on Sunday. He tweeted, "The new leader of BJP's Legislature Party Bhupendrabhai Patel presented a proposal to form the government under his leadership. Accepting the proposal, he was invited to take oath as CM on September 13 at 2.20 pm."

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