nitin patel deputy cm: Gujarat political news: Will Nitin Patel be part of Bhupendra Patel cabinet
In Gujarat, ministers are likely to be sworn in in the next two days after Bhupendra Patel takes over as the new CM. There is also speculation in the party about whether Nitin Patel will get a place in the new cabinet. However, it is being said that many old ministers including Nitin Patel will continue with the new CM as well. In fact, there is already a tussle in the BJP camp with only one-time MLA Bhupendra Patel being made the CM. In such a situation, BJP will not want to buy any more resentment by replacing Nitin Patel.
Nitin Patel missed becoming CM once again
Nitin Patel was also seen as the first choice for the chief minister’s post in 2016 but was later offered the deputy chief minister’s post. This time too, Nitin Patel was being seen as a top contender for the post before the party gave a chance to Bhupendra Patel.
Names will be announced at the time of swearing in of ministers
Only Bhupendra Patel (59) took oath on Monday after Vijay Rupani’s abrupt resignation as chief minister on Saturday. Gujarat BJP spokesperson Yamal Vyas said on Tuesday, “Discussions are going on and the swearing-in will take place on Wednesday or Thursday.” He said as per the procedure their names would be announced at the time of swearing-in of the ministers. There is speculation in the party about whether Nitin Patel will be retained in the new cabinet. Nitin Patel was the Deputy Chief Minister in the Vijay Rupani-led cabinet.
Efforts to include senior leaders in the cabinet
There is also speculation about retaining senior ministers in the Rupani cabinet Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, RC Faldu and Kaushik Patel in the new cabinet. Party sources said that as far as possible, efforts would be made to include senior leaders in the cabinet. Party sources said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah met Patel and state BJP president C R Patil on Monday night before leaving for New Delhi. He said that during this there was a possible discussion on cabinet formation.
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