Modi’s special youth leader Mansukh Mandaviya, front in CM race
Recently, Mansukh Mandaviya, who became the new Health Minister of the country, is leading the race for the post of CM. There is not one but many reasons behind this. Mandaviya, a 49-year-old Rajya Sabha member, is one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s confidantes. By making him the CM, BJP can live up to its claim of taking forward the young Turks. If Mandaviya becomes the CM, then the role of caste equation will also be important behind him. He comes from the Patel community, which is considered important in Gujarat politics. Leuva Patidar leader Mandaviya became the youngest MLA in 2002, when he was elected from Palitana constituency. He began his political journey as a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the RSS, before joining the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP. Hailing from the Saurashtra region, Mandaviya has been an important young face in the Narendra Modi government since 2016. He was first inducted into the Union Cabinet on July 5, 2016 as the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilizers. Born on July 1, 1972 in Hanol village of Bhavnagar district in a farming family, Mandaviya was first elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2012 and re-elected in 2018. In 2014, he also became in charge of the BJP’s mega membership drive, during which one crore people joined the party. Mandaviya is the first MP to come to Parliament on a bicycle for the last seven years. As a Union Minister, he is credited with opening more than 5,100 Jan Aushadhi Kendras providing more than 850 medicines at affordable rates and reducing the cost of heart stents and knee implants. She was honored by UNICEF for her contribution to female menstrual hygiene by using its chain of Jan Aushadhi Kendras to sell 100 million sanitary pads.
Purushottam Rupala is a strong leader of the Kadva Patel community
The name of Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Purushottam Rupala is also included in the CM candidates. Rupala, 66, is one of the leaders of Gujarat before whom PM Narendra Modi started his politics. In 1992, when Modi was overseeing the organization of the Vidyarthi Parishad, Rupala used to hold the post of secretary in Gujarat BJP. Rupala was considered close to the Keshubhai camp at the time of Keshubhai Patel and Narendra Modi’s feud. But in 2002, sensing the wind, he stood in favor of Narendra Modi. In 2006, Rupala also became the state BJP president. Rupala is considered one of the most powerful leaders of the strong Kadva Patel fraternity in the region of Saurashtra. In 2014, when Narendra Modi was leaving Gujarat and coming to Delhi, there was a lot of controversy over his heir in Gujarat. At that time three big leaders of Patels, Anandiben, Nitin Patel and Purushottam Rupala were pushing for their side. Nitin Patel and Purushottam Rupala had to be disappointed in this match. In 2016, Rupala was made an MP through the Rajya Sabha. He has been in the Modi cabinet since 2016.
Minister in every BJP government, Patidar leader Nitin Patel’s claim is strong
Deputy CM Nitin Patel, who holds the number 2 position in the Gujarat government, can also be made the new Chief Minister. Nitin Patel’s claim was very strong even after former CM Anandiben Patel, but he was disappointed by making Vijay Rupani the Chief Minister. Nitin Patel, who contested as an MLA for the first time in 1995, has been a member of the BJP for the last 30 years. He has also been a part of every BJP government in the state. Nitin Patel, who belongs to the Patidar community, is being seen as a possible CM candidate. 65-year-old Nitin Patel has served in many positions in the state government. He also has the trust vote of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Nitin Kadva Patel is from North Gujarat. His image is that of a grassroots leader. Perhaps that is why he played an important role in negotiations on behalf of the government during the Patel movement. After Narendra Modi went to the center, Nitin Patel emerged as the spokesperson of the party in Gujarat. Nitin Patel, who was a frequent minister, lost the elections after the Gujarat riots. Despite this, his stature in the party remained the same and he remained in many important positions. In 2016, he became the Deputy Chief Minister for the first time.
CR Patil, the only ISO certified MP, became the special of the high command
Gujarat BJP President CR Patil is also in the race for CM candidates. Patil has become a favorite leader of the BJP high command due to his unique working style. Patil is the MP who won the most votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. His specialty is that he works for a full five years and campaigns only two days before the election. From Navsari seat, Patil defeated Congress candidate by 6.89 lakh votes. Patil uses technology extensively in his work and is always in touch with the people of the area. He is the first and only MP, whose office is certified by ISO:2009 only in 2015. This certificate was given to him for better management and monitoring of government facilities. The special thing is that CR Patil does not fit into the caste equation required for the post of Chief Minister because he is a non-Patidar leader. Patil was born in Jalgaon, Maharashtra. He did his technical training from ITI, Surat. Due to his special methodology, he is one of the special leaders of PM Narendra Modi. He has won his election twice by more than 5 lakh votes. In 2019, PM Modi had entrusted the responsibility of election management in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi to Patil. He was active in agriculture and business before joining politics in 1989.