Updates on the swearing of the Gujarat Cabinet

Gujarat Cabinet Minister

The swearing-in of new Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel's council of ministers is beginning, with Rajendra Trivedi, who resigned as Assembly Speaker earlier today, and four BJP ministers taking the oath together. The ceremony takes place a day after it was delayed, with posters announcing the event schedule being swiftly removed from Raj Bhavan.

This came after the BJP reportedly resolved to replace all 23 members of former Prime Minister Vijay Rupani's cabinet with younger people. The “no-repeat experiment” is believed to be followed by the party. Several ministers are furious, according to sources, because they were "informed over the phone that they would not be retained" under the "no-repeat" formula.

The outgoing minister will be placed before a new cabinet takes over on Thursday, according to senior party leaders. As per a local report, after the swearing-in of a fresh council of ministers was postponed for a few hours before being rescheduled for Thursday, the Gandhinagar residences of state BJP president C R Paatil and former CM Rupani were a busy place throughout the day as ministers and candidates for berths flitted in and out.

  • Governor Acharya Devvrat gave the oath to 24 ministers of Gujarat's new cabinet on September 16, 2021 14:18 (IST).

  • Gujarat Cabinet Ministers Swearing-In | Mukesh Patel, Nimisha Suthar, Arvind Raiyani, Kuber Dindor, and Kirtisinh Vaghela take oath as ministers of state on September 16, 2021 14:13 (IST).

  • Gujarat Cabinet Ministers Swearing-In | Kanubhai Desai, Kiritsinh Rana, Naresh Patel, Pradipsinh Parmar, and Arjunsinh Chauhan take the oath as cabinet ministers on September 16, 2021 13:52 (IST).

  • 16 Sep 2021 13:28 (IST) : Children Will Be Included in the New Cabinet | According to sources, the majority of members in the government headed by former chief minister Vijay Rupani, including Nitin Patel, are likely to be dropped. According to sources, Bhuj MLA Nimaben Acharya, Jagdish Amraiwadi MLA Patel, Deesa MLA Shashikant Pandya, and Rajkot MLA Govind Patel may be inducted into Gujarat's new government  16 Sep 2021 13:28 (IST)

  • 12:10 p.m., September 16, 2021 (IST): The BJP's choice of CMs shows that it is now relying on caste calculations | In the run-up to several Assembly elections, the BJP has appointed new chief ministers who adhere to the tried-and-true approach of caste balance. Following Uttarakhand and Karnataka, the most recent example is Gujarat, when the BJP chose a Patidar in place of Vijay Rupani, bowing to a long-standing desire of the dominant population.

  • 10:58 a.m., September 16, 2021 (IST): Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel takes oath | Bhupendra Patel, a first-term MLA, was sworn in as Gujarat chief minister on Monday, two days after Vijay Rupani's sudden resignation a year before the Assembly polls. Governor Acharya Devvrat swore in Patel (59), the state's 17th chief minister, after he was unanimously chosen BJP legislature party leader on Sunday. The Raj Bhavan ceremony was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah as well as chief ministers from BJP-ruled states. Only Patel took the oath, as the party had determined. After their names are finalised, the council of ministers will take their oath in the days ahead.

Source: News 18

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