The new CM of Gujarat is very close to UP Governor Anandi Ben, for the first time, the MLA won by a margin of more than 1 lakh.

According to a political analyst, the name of one-time MLA Bhupendra Patel was nowhere in the names that were being speculated in the political circles for the chief minister. While he comes from the influential Patel community, Mandaviya also belongs to the Patidar community.

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Bhupendra Patel will be the new Chief Minister of Gujarat. Patel was unanimously elected the leader of the BJP Legislature Party on Sunday. Bhupendra Patel is considered very close to the Governor of Uttar Pradesh and former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. He became an MLA from the seat of Anandiben Patel. He won the election by nearly one lakh votes.

Patel had won the 2017 assembly elections from Ghatlodiya seat in the state. He defeated Shashikant Patel of Congress. Immaculate image K Patel has done Diploma in Civil Engineering. The BJP Legislature Party meeting was attended by party’s central observers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi and party general secretary Tarun Chugh. Tomar had met state BJP president CR Patil on Sunday morning.

According to a political analyst, the name of one-time MLA Bhupendra Patel was nowhere in the names that were being speculated in the political circles for the chief minister. While he comes from the influential Patel community, Mandaviya also belongs to the Patidar community. Rupani, 65, had resigned from his post on Saturday, nearly a year and a half before the assembly elections in the state. Earlier, the administrator of the Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Prafulla K. Patel and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were believed to be in the race for the chief minister’s post.

Elections to the 182-member Gujarat assembly are to be held in December next year. Rupani is the fourth chief minister to step down in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states during the coronavirus pandemic. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state for the second time in December 2017. Rupani became the Chief Minister for the first time on August 7, 2016. He took over the post after the resignation of the then Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. He took over the reins of the state for the second time after the victory of the BJP in the 2017 assembly elections.

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