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Gujarat oath live updates: Bhupendra Patel takes oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for second consecutive time

Gujarat oath ceremony: After accomplishing a landslide victory in Gujarat on 8 December, the Bharatiya Janata Party will officially be forming the government in the western state for the seventh consecutive time on Monday (12 December). BJP leader Bhupendra Patel takes oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second time today in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and other dignitaries.

The 60-year-old leader has been administered the oath as the 18th chief minister by Governor Acharya Devvrat at a function held at the Helipad Ground, Gandhinagar at 2 PM. Catch all the latest updates about Gujarat oath ceremony at Mint’s Liveblog.

12 Dec 2022, 02:38:13 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi, HM Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the event

PM Narendra Modi, HM Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief JP Nadda & BJP CMs including UP CM Yogi Adityanath and MP CM SS Chouhan attended the event

12 Dec 2022, 02:34:32 PM IST

BJP leaders Naresh Patel, Bachubhai Khabad and Parshottam Solanki take oath as ministers in the Gujarat cabinet

BJP leaders Naresh Patel, Bachubhai Khabad and Parshottam Solanki take oath as ministers in the Gujarat cabinet

12 Dec 2022, 02:24:25 PM IST

BJP leaders Harsh Sanghavi and Jagdish Vishwakarma take oath as ministers in the Gujarat cabinet

BJP leaders Harsh Sanghavi and Jagdish Vishwakarma take oath as ministers in the Gujarat cabinet

12 Dec 2022, 02:10:26 PM IST

BJP’s Bhupendra Patel takes oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat 

BJP’s Bhupendra Patel takes oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second consecutive time.

BJP's Bhupendra Patel takes oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second consecutive time

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BJP’s Bhupendra Patel takes oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second consecutive time
12 Dec 2022, 02:02:20 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony: Journey of Bhupendra Patel from Memnagar councillor to 2nd time Gujarat’s CM

Born on July 15, 1962, in Ahmedabad, Patel holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from Government Polytechnic, Ahmedabad. He is a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He is also an active member of Pandit Deendayal Library managed by RSS at Memnagar.

Beginning his political journey as a member of Memnagar municipality, Patel got elected as MLA from Ghatlodia constituency (Ahmedabad) in the 2017 Gujarat assembly elections.

He was sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat on September 13, 2021. He was first elected as BJP legislative party leader on September 12, 2021.

Breaking his own record, Patel once again won from Ghatlodia constituency by a staggering margin of 1,91,000 votes in the 2022 election.

Patel has vast experience in administration, having served as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and as a Corporator for Thaltej ward from 2010 to 2015. He began his political career in 1995 when he was appointed as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of Memnagar municipality. He served the municipality for over a decade, becoming Chairman of the local body during 1999-2000 and 2004-2006.

He also served as the Vice Chairman of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation School Board between 2008 and 2010. Later on, he served as a Corporator from Thaltej ward from 2010 to 2015. During this tenure, he served as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).

In 2015, he was appointed as the chairman of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA). In 2017, Patel became a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the first time, by winning the election from Ghatlodia constituency with a wide margin of 1,17,000 votes.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel

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Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel (Rahul Singh)
12 Dec 2022, 01:58:16 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony LIVE: CM Bupendra Ptael’s family arrive at the venue

Gujarat CM-designate Bhupendra Patel’s family arrive at Helipad Ground in Gandhinagar to attend his oath-taking ceremony.

12 Dec 2022, 01:54:43 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony: UP, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tripra, Assam CMs arrive at Gandhinagar

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Madhya Pradesh CM SS Chouhan, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, Assam CM HB Sarma, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and Tripura CM Manik Saha take part in the oath-taking ceremony of Gujarat CM designate Bhupendra Patel in Gandhinagar

12 Dec 2022, 01:51:10 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony LIVE: Rajnath Singh arrives at the venue

Defence minister Rajnath Singh arrives at the swearing-in ceremony of Gujarat CM designate Bhupendra Patel in Gandhinagar.

12 Dec 2022, 01:42:30 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony LIVE updates: Who will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Bhupendra Patel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Chief Ministers of BJP-led states will attend Gujarat CM’s oath ceremony.

According to reports, 20 cabinet ministers will also take oath on the same day, along with Bhupendra Patel, and will take charge of their respective offices, the very next day.

12 Dec 2022, 01:30:16 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony: Senior BJP leaders arrive at Ahmedabad airport

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Minister Smriti Irani arrive at Ahmedabad airport to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Gujarat CM-designate Bhupendra Patel

12 Dec 2022, 01:25:48 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony live: 20 cabinet ministers likely to take oath today

Hectic consultations are going on in BJP for picking ministerial candidates. MLAs Kanu Desai, Raghavji Patel, Rushikesh Patel, Harsh Sanghavi, Shankar Chaudhary, Purnesh Modi, Manisha Vakil, Ramanlal Vora and Raman Patkar are among those expected to be inducted in the ministry, a PTI report said.

12 Dec 2022, 01:08:04 PM IST

Gujarat oath live updates: UP CM arrives at Ahmedabad airport

An hour before Gujarat CM’s oath ceremony, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is among the key political leaders who arrived in the state. A video by ANI showed UP CM Yogi Adityanath arriving at Ahmedabad airport at around 1 pm on Monday.

12 Dec 2022, 01:03:27 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony LIVE updates: Goa CM reaches Gandhinagar

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has also arrived in Gujarat’s capital for the oath ceremony of Bhupendra Patel. “For the first time, BJP has got such a massive victory in Gujarat. I congratulate all party workers of Gujarat,” Sawant told ANI news agency.

12 Dec 2022, 12:59:23 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony LIVE: JP Nadda arrives in Gandhinagar

BJP party president JP Nadda arrives in Gandhinagar to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Gujarat CM-designate Bhupendra Patel.

12 Dec 2022, 12:51:33 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony: 40 newly-elected MLAs facing criminal cases

A total of 40 newly-elected MLAs in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly have criminal cases pending against them, according to the ADR and the Gujarat Election Watch. 

Of these 40 MLAs, 29 members (16% of a total 182) are facing serious criminal cases, such as the attempt to murder and rape, the ADR analysis showed. Among the 29 members, 20 belong to BJP, four to Congress, two are from Aam Aadmi Party, two are Independents, and one is from Samajwadi Party.

12 Dec 2022, 12:42:30 PM IST

Gujarat: 83% MLAs elected to Assembly in 2022 polls ‘crorepatis’

A total of 151, or 83%, of the 182 MLAs elected in the recent Assembly polls in Gujarat are ‘crorepatis’ (worth over 1 crore), as per a study conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Gujarat Election Watch.

Ruling BJP has 132 crorepati MLAs, followed by 14 of the Congress, all three Independents, and one each of the Aam Aadmi Party and the Samajwadi Party.

BJP has won 156 seats in the 182-member House.

The richest legislators are BJP’s Mansa MLA JS Patel ( 661 crore), Siddhpur MLA Balvantsinh Rajput ( 372 crore), also of BJP, and BJP’s Rajkot South MLA Ramesh Tilala ( 175 crore), the study showed.

12 Dec 2022, 12:25:28 PM IST

BJP will decide who they want to keep in cabinet: Hardik Patel ahead of Gujarat CM’s oath ceremony

BJP leader Hardik Patel, who won from Viramgam seat, on Monday said that he would happily accept whatever responsibility the party will assign him.

In an interview with ANI news agency, Patel said, “I am a very young MLA. I only believe in working for the party. BJP will decide who they want to keep in the cabinet. I will happily accept whatever responsibility the party decides to give me”.

The Patidar quota stir leader contested against Congress’ Lakha Bharwad and Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Amarsinh Thakore from Viramgam. He received 99,155 votes.

Patel switched from Congress to the BJP in June.

BJP's Hardik Patel wins from Viramgam seat in Gujarat election 2022

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BJP’s Hardik Patel wins from Viramgam seat in Gujarat election 2022 (PTI)
12 Dec 2022, 12:12:23 PM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony updates: BJP creates 5 new records in 2022 polls

1. The Bharatiya Janat Party secured in 7th straight triumph in Gujarat after previous victories in 1995, 1998, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017.

2. The BJP’s voting share was 52.5%. The saffron party has registered the best-ever poll score in the Gujarat Assembly elections.

3. BJP swept the Gujarat Assembly election with a whopping 156 seats, which is the highest number of seats any party has won after the formation of the state in the year 1960.

4. Among the important seats that BJP won this time were Congress bastions Mahudha and Thasra of Kheda, Borsad of Anand, and Vyara. These seats were held by Congress since Independence.

5. The BJP also won 24 out of 27 ST reserved seats in Gujarat, an increase of 12 seats as compared to the last elections. The tribals, too, voted for BJP in huge numbers.

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter clicked a selfie with a man dressed as Mahatma Gandhi during the 'Vijayotsav' after the party won the Gujarat Assembly elections on 8 December

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A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter clicked a selfie with a man dressed as Mahatma Gandhi during the ‘Vijayotsav’ after the party won the Gujarat Assembly elections on 8 December (Siddharaj Solanki )
12 Dec 2022, 11:58:40 AM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony live updates: 5 things about Bhupendra Patel

1. Bhupendra Patel, the second-time chosen CM, has been associated with RSS since his youth.

2. The engineer-turned-politician, Patel is the 5th Patidar CM in Gujarat. The former Gujarat CMs from the Patidar community include Anandiben Patel, Keshubhai Patel, Babubhai Patel, and Chimanbhai Patel.

3. Fondly called ‘Dada’, the Gujarat CM is a follower of the Akram Vignan Movement founded by Dada Bhagwan. It is a religious movement that drew inspiration from Jainism.

4. Bhupendra Patel is one of the few politicians who is lauded for his clean record as he never had any criminal case against him.

5. The saffron leader has a construction business and until he became an MLA in 2017, he used to operate from his site office only.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel

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Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel (Siddharaj Solanki)
12 Dec 2022, 11:46:46 AM IST

Gujarat oath LIVE: Bhupendra Patel’s second victory from Ghatlodia

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel won the Ghatlodia seat in 2017 as well. At that time, 13 candidates contested from this constituency. Patel comfortably won from Ghatlodia defeating Indian National Congress’s Patel Shashikant (BHURABHAI) by a huge margin of 1,17,750 votes in 2017.

Ghatlodia came into existence after the delimitation in 2008. It is a Patidar-dominated region. The seat has given two chief ministers–Bhupendra Patel and Anandiben Patel–to the state.

Former Gujarat CM Anandiben won in 2012 from Ghatlodia.

12 Dec 2022, 11:37:09 AM IST

Gujarat oath ceremony: Bhupendra Patel won from Ghatlodia

Bhupendra Patel won the Ghatlodia seat with the highest margin of 1.92 lakh votes in the elections. A low-profile BJP leader and the first from the Kadva Patidar sub-group to become CM, Patel replaced former chief minister Vijay Rupani in September 2021.

12 Dec 2022, 10:54:16 AM IST

Bhupendra Patel to take oath as Gujarat CM today

Bhupendra Patel will take oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second consecutive time in Gandhinagar on Monday. Patel will be administered the oath as the 18th Chief Minister by Governor Acharya Devvrat at 2 PM


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