Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicBhupendra Patel

Topic: Bhupendra Patel

Not a ‘sudden’ move, decision to remove Vijay Rupani as CM was part of a long-drawn plan

Implementation took some time as the BJP wanted to avoid protests and ensure a smooth transition, especially given that Gujarat is headed for assembly elections next year. 

From Modi to Patel, 4 CMs have ruled Gujarat, but this ex-IAS officer is a constant in CMO

Retired IAS officer Kuniyil Kailashnathan has been appointed chief principal secretary to new Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, his 7th extension since he retired in 2013. 

New Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel to meet President, Vice President and PM in Delhi Monday

Patel is also scheduled to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president J P Nadda before returning to Ahmedabad, Gujarat CMO said Sunday.

No deputy CM in new Gujarat govt, CM Bhupendra Patel keeps home ministry

CM Patel will also hold the charge of General Administration Department, Information and Broadcast, Capital Projects, Urban Development among others, an official release said.

Gujarat’s ‘Operation Clean’: No minister from Rupani cabinet in CM Patel’s new govt

According to Gujarat BJP leaders, the move was initiated to bring in fresh energy into the administration ahead of 2022 elections and to beat chances of anti-incumbency.

Gujarat’s Patidar voters not excited by BJP CM Bhupendra Patel, survey finds

Prashnam finds that BJP strategy could pay off in the longer run, though, since Patidars prefer an unknown community leader over a known non-Patidar such as Vijay Rupani.

Who are Patels and how they have become a driving force behind govts in Gujarat

The Patels are once again the talk of Gujarat after Bhupendra Patel, a first-time MLA, was unexpectedly chosen as the state chief minister. 

Fresh face was needed in Gujarat, Nitin Patel will be utilised: Union minister Pralhad Joshi 

In interview with ThePrint, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, who was the BJP observer in Gujarat, also said new CM Bhupendra Patel was the most acceptable face in the state. 

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel holds review meeting on flood situation in Saurashtra region

Heavy rains battered parts of Saurashtra region Monday and low-lying areas got flooded. Patel has instructed the authorities to airlift stranded people in rain-hit Jamnagar district.

Bhupendra Patel takes oath as new Gujarat chief minister

Patel, unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader, was sworn in as the state's 17th CM by Governor Acharya Devvrat. Amit Shah was among those present at the ceremony.

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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.