Rupani, Nitin Patel face-off!!; heres whats happening in Gujarat
Into his second tenure, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani strangely is already facing a rebellion from his deputy Nitin Patel.
Sources close to Patel said the Deputy Chief Minister is upset with the portfolio allocation and having been stripped of Finance, Urban Development and Petroleum ministries.
Sources said Patel has threatened to resign if the portfolios are not handed back to him in three days.
While the Finance portfolio has been handed to Saurabh Patel, Rupani chose to keep Finance and Urban Development with himself.
Patel, who did not attend office on Friday, has been given the charge of Road and Building, Health, Medical Education, Narmada, Kalpsar and Capital Project.
The portfolios were announced on December 28, two days after Vijay Rupani and his ministers took oath in the presence of BJP chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
After allocation of portfolios, Rupani made it a point to mention that Patel was still “number two” in the government.