Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel will be sworn in as the chief minister and deputy chief minister of Gujarat on Tuesday. They will take oath at 11 am at the Gandhinagar Sachivalaya Ground.
The BJP had announced on Friday that Rupani and Patel will continue to lead the Gujarat legislature. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was the Centre’s observer for the Gujarat elections, said all MLAs at the party’s core committee meeting had unanimously decided to choose Rupani and Patel for the positions.
The BJP won power in Gujarat for the sixth time in a row, but only by a narrow margin. The Congress made significant strides by winning 77 seats and succeeded in taking over a large part of the rural Patidar-dominated belt of Gujarat’s Saurashtra region. The BJP won 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly.