Bhupendra Patel Is The New CM Of Gujarat

Bhupendra Patel is the new Chief Minister of Gujarat. Known to be the follower of the former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel he will succeed Vijay Rupani.

He was elected the leader of the legislative party after a meeting this afternoon. He is the Ghatlodia MLA, the seat earlier held by Anandiben Patel.

Vijay Rupani stepped down yesterday without citing any reason — a move that came as a shock to many. The state’s development, he said, should carry on under “new leadership” and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “guidance”.

There have been many BJP chief ministers in the past who have stepped down and all these decisions are being viewed as decisions essentially coming from the central party leadership.