Chief minister of Gujarat 2021 : Bhupendra Patel ( See all highlights )
Bhupendra Patel has been sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat after the resignation submitted by former CM Vijay Rupani, who was in the office since 7 August 2016.
The decision to pick Patel was taken at the BJP legislature party meeting in Gandhinagar on Sunday.
His name was proposed by CM Vijay Rupani, whose resignation from the post on Saturday surprised many.
Most of the 112 MLAs of the party in the 182-member Assembly were present at the meeting.
Important points :
- Article 164 of the Constitution of India deals with the appointment of the Chief Minister and other Ministers by the Governor.
- Narendra Modi of the BJP is the longest serving chief minister for twelve and a half years from 2001 to 2014.
- The first Chief Minister of the state was Jivraj Narayan Mehta.
- The first female Chief Minister of the state is Anandiben Patel.
Bhpendra Patel :
He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly representing Ghatlodia constituency.