Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicVijay Rupani

Topic: Vijay Rupani

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. 

India has two kinds of chief ministers. Regional stars, and BJP-Congress pick-and-throw

Kejriwal, Stalin, Jagan, Mamata are the karta dhartas of regional parties. While CMs of BJP and Congress are at the mercy of moody high command.

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 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.

8 of 20 CMs picked by Modi-Shah had to vacate seat. But it’s not a bad strategy

Vijay Rupani, Rawat, Yediyurappa told to go. It’s not about Modi-Shah’s talent-spotting skills.

New Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel is BJP’s olive branch to Patidars, Anandiben Patel convinced PM

Bhupendra Patel is a low-profile first-time MLA, but has been selected to lead the BJP into next year’s assembly polls instead of Vijay Rupani, who resigned a day before.

BJP MLA Bhupendra Patel to be new Gujarat Chief Minister

Patel (59) was unanimously elected BJP legislative party leader Sunday. His name was proposed by former Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani who had resigned from his post a day earlier.

BJP calls legislative meet to decide next Gujarat CM after Vijay Rupani’s resignation

Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi have been appointed as central observers for the legislature meeting to elect the new CM, Gujarat BJP spokesperson said.

Covid handling, AAP challenge — what led to Rupani’s exit & who could be next Gujarat CM

BJP's lack of confidence in Rupani delivering Gujarat in next state polls speculated to be reason behind his resignation. Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya a strong contender for CM.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigns

Rupani was sworn in as Chief Minister for his second stint in December 2017 and departs over a year before the state is scheduled to go to the polls in December 2022.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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