Rupani led government sworn in Gujarat; heres who attended
In a grand ceremony that was attended by even Chief Ministers of many a provinces, the new BJP government led by Vijay Rupani was sworn in the State capital of Gandhinagar on Tuesday.
Governor Om Prakash Kohli administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy to 20 ministers including CM Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, chief ministers of various BJP-ruled States, and other senior party leaders attended the function, which was held at the new Secretariat complex.
A total of 19 ministers also took oath in ceremony alongside Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister and Nitin Patel as his Deputy.
It was informed that at least nine of the ministers have been extended cabinet rank while others have been accorded Minister of State status.
The list Cabinet Ministers includes Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, R.C Faldu, Kaushik Patel, Saurabh Patel, Ganpat Vasava, Jayesh Radadiya and Ishwarbhai R. Parmar.
Again the list of MoS includes Pradipsinh Jadeja, Parbatbhai Patel, Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Ramanlal Nanubhai Patkar, Parsottam Solanki, Ishwarsinh Patel, Vasanbhai Ahir, Kishor Kanani, Bachubhai Maganbhai Khabad, and Vibhavari Dave.
Rupani and his wife also offered prayers at the Panchdev Mahadev temple here before the swearing-in ceremony.
With 99 MLAs, the BJP has a simple majority in the 182-member Assembly, 16 less than its 2012 tally of 1915. >