First-term MLA to Gujarat CM: Meteoric rise of Bhupendra Patel

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Bhupendra Patel, sworn in as the 17th chief minister of Gujarat on Monday, has had a phenomenal rise in state politics.
Bhupendra Patel, sworn in as the 17th chief minister of on Monday, has had a phenomenal rise in state

After Vijay Rupani's sudden resignation on Saturday, the names of many Patidar community leaders were doing the rounds as his replacement but the 59-year-old first-term MLA was nowhere in the reckoning.

Patel's elevation to the coveted post is being attributed to his closeness to former chief minister and current Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel. Both have residences in the same locality in the city.

Unanimously elected the state legislature party leader on Sunday, Patel, whose Ghatlodia Assembly constituency is part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat represented by Union minister Amit Shah, is known as a soft-spoken person who made his way up in the state from the…
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