Bhupendra Patel has been sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat, Prime Minister Modi tweeted
First-time legislator Bhupendra Patel took over as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat a day after his name was announced for the top post of BJP leadership on Monday.
Congratulations to Bhupendra Bhai on taking oath as CM of Gujarat. I have known him for years and have seen his exemplary work, be it in the BJP Organisation or in civic administration and community service. He will certainly enrich Gujarat’s growth trajectory. @Bhupendrapbjp
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 13, 2021
Earlier, he had reached Ahmedabad to attend the inauguration of Union Home Minister Amit Shah Patel.
Patel met Vijay Roupani, who resigned from his post on Saturday afternoon, at the Chief Minister’s residence in Gandhinagar.
Bhupendrabhai Rajinikanthbai Patel, affectionately known as ‘Dada’ by his supporters, became the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Patel, 59, the unanimously elected BJP assembly leader on Sunday, was sworn in by Governor Acharya Devrat at a simple ceremony in Gandhinagar.
Apart from Shah, the chief ministers of some BJP-ruled states also attended the function at Raj Bhavan.
Soon after, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Patel on his inauguration as Gujarat Chief Minister. “I have known him for many years and I have seen his exemplary work, be it in the BJP organization or in the civil administration and social service. He will definitely enrich the development path of Gujarat,” he wrote on Twitter.