First-time MLA Bhupendra Patel rises through ranks to become next Gujarat CM

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He is known to be soft-spoken and well-connected to the grassroots
Unanimously elected as the BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, Bhupendra Patel, a first-time MLA, is known as a soft-spoken worker of the party, who has made his way up in state politics from the municipality level.

Patel (59), who will replace Vijay Rupani as the chief minister of Gujarat, contested his maiden Assembly election from Ghatlodia constituency in Ahmedabad in 2017 and won it by a margin of over 1.17 lakh votes, which was a record during that election.

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