Highlights: Bhupendra Patel sworn-in as new 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Sep 13: First-term MLA Bhupendra Patel was on Monday sworn in Gujarat chief minister, two days after Vijay Rupani's surprise exit from the post, a year ahead of the Assembly polls.
Patel (59), unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, was sworn in as the state's 17th chief minister by Governor Acharya Devvrat at a simple ceremony here.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and chief ministers of some BJP-ruled states were among those present at the Raj Bhavan ceremony.
During his five years as CM, Vijay Rupani Ji has undertaken many people-friendly measures. He worked tirelessly for all sections of society. I am certain he will continue to contribute to public service in the times to come. @vijayrupanibjp— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 13, 2021
Union Home Minister Amit Shah congratulates the new CM of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel after the sworn-in ceremony.— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2021
CMs of BJP ruled states, including Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Goa CM Pramod Sawant were also present in the ceremony. pic.twitter.com/BR0v9CxZNp
Gujarat: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at the airport in Ahmedabad— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2021
CM-designate Bhupendra Patel (in grey shirt) was also present at the airport. Patel will be sworn in as Gujarat CM, later today. pic.twitter.com/ZZtZcUkvpW