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Vijaykumar Ramniklal Rupani

Vijaykumar Ramniklal Rupani


Vijay Ramniklal Rupani is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly representing Rajkot West and also held the position of Chief Minister of Gujarat since 7 August 2016 to 11 September 2021. Rupani was born in Rangoon, Burma. His family moved to Rajkot in 1960. He completed his Bachelor of Arts from Dharmendrasinhji Arts College and LLB from Saurashtra University. During his final years of studies, he joined ABVP and then RSS and Jansangh simultaneously.

Personal Life

Full Name Vijaykumar Ramniklal Rupani
Date of Birth 02 Aug 1956 (Age 66)
Place of Birth Rangoon, Burma
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Politician, Business
Father's Name Ramniklal Rupani
Mother's Name Mayaben Rupani
Spouse's Name Anjali Rupani
Spouse's Profession Business
Children 2 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)
Religion Jain
Caste Bania


Permanent address 3rd floor,Swarnim Sankul – 1, New Sachivalay, Sector 10, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Present address 3rd floor,Swarnim Sankul – 1, New Sachivalay, Sector 10, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Contact number 079 23259509
Email vijaybhairupani@gmail.com
Website www.vijayrupani.in
Social Handles

Interesting Facts about Vijaykumar Ramniklal Rupani

His hobbies are Reading, Travelling. His favourite politician is Sri Narendra Modi. In 1976, he spent 11 months at the jails in Bhuj and Bhavnagar during the Emergency.

Political Timeline of Vijaykumar Ramniklal Rupani

  • 2021
    Stepped down as the chief minister of Gujarat on the 11th September, 2021
  • 2017
    On 22 December 2017, he again took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat with Nitin Patel as the Deputy Chief Minister.
  • 2017
    Again he won the Gujarat Assembly Election from the Rajkot West constituency and retained the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat.
  • 2016
    He became the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat on 7 August 2016. On the other hand he became the President of BJP, Gujrat.
  • 2015
    He was inducted in Cabinet of former CM Anandiben Patel and became Minister of Transport, Water Supply, Labour and Employment.
  • 2014
    On 19 October 2014, he won assembly bypoll and became the MLA from Rajkot West. The seat was vacated after Vajubhai Vala's resignation from Gujarat Assembly.
  • 2013
    He became chairman of the Gujarat Municipal Finance Board.
  • 2006
    He served as a member of Rajya Sabha from 2006-2012. He became the Chairman of Gujrat Tourism Corporation in 2006.
  • 1998
    He became general secretary of Gujarat BJP. He was also the Chairman of Gujrat Government's 'Manifesto Implementation Committee', from 1998 to 2002.
  • 1995
    Rupani was again elected to RMC. He served as the mayor of Rajkot from 1996 to 1997.
  • 1987
    He was elected as Rajkot Municipal Corporator and Chairman of Drainage Committee. He was the Chairman of Standing Committee of RMC from 1988 to 1996.
  • 1978
    He worked as a Pracharak of RSS till 1981.
  • 1976
    During Emergency, he was sent to jail for 11 months under M.I.S.A act.
  • 1971
    He joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and subsequently joined Jan Sangh. He has been associated with BJP since its establishment.
  • 1970
    Vijay Rupani started joined Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) as an activist.


Unlike most of his peers, he holds a clean image of himself in the Gujarat political circuits, without any allegations. During his regime 6,000 villages linked to digital highway. When UJALA Yojana implemented in Gujarat, he reduced the price of LED bulbs and initiates selling of LED Tube-light & Fans.
Net Worth8.26 CRORE
Liabilities83.01 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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