Rupani sworn in as CM of Gujarat second time

27 December, 2017, 00:48 | Author: Wilson Dawson
  • Vijay Rupani

Governor OP Kohli will administer the oath to Rupani and his ministers.

This time, south Gujarat has got a Cabinet berth for Ganpat Vasava from Mangrol and Ministers of State Ishwar Parmar from Bardoli, Ramanlal Patkar from Umargaon and Ishwarsinh Patel from Ankleshwar, other than Kishore Kanani from Varachha.

Vijay Rupani was sworn-in today as Chief Minister of Gujarat for second term today. Sources said Rupani is likely to keep the number of ministers in his cabinet below 20, against the maximum provision of 27 (15% of the total number of MLAs). BJP chief is already in Gandhinagar to overlook the ceremony.

Among those who lost, two were cabinet ministers - Dalit leader Aatmaram Parmar and Chiman Shapariya. The Prime Minister is to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the newly formed Council of Ministers of the Gujarat Government.

Earlier this morning, Modi's convoy made its way from the Ahmedabad airport, where he flew in from the national capital, to an open ground near the state secretariat where the oath ceremony took place.


Three ministers of state - tribal leader Shabsharan Tadvi and OBC leaders Shankar Chaudhary and Kesahji Chauhan - too lost in the polls.

Bhupendrasinh Manubha Chudasama, who won the Dholka constituency seat with a meagre margin of 350 votes, was sworn in.

Other ministers of the new cabinet will also take the oath. Apart from that senior BJP leader L.K. Advani and Union Ministers were also present in the function. The country's and the state's main opposition Congress party did quite well, securing almost 80 seats.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who spent many years working for the United Nations as a top diplomat, told the news agency ANI that "many people" who were "more knowledgeable" than him had suggested that there were "signs of torture, that clearly the man has been held under duress". Nevertheless, the BJP registered victory albeit with fewer seats than in the previous assembly.

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