Mr Vijay Rupani (60) has sworn in as the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat after Anandiben Patel had resigned from the post on August 3, 2016.
He was administered the oath of post and secrecy by the Gujarat governor O.P. Kohli at the ceremony held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhi Nagar.
Besides, senior most cabinet minister in Anandiben Government Nitin Patel took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.
Along with them, new council of ministers consisting of 25 ministers also took oath. Out of them 9 Ministers are cabinet Ministers, while 16 ministers are Minister of state (MoS).
About Vijay Rupani
- Born on 2 August 1956 in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in a Jain Bania family. His family moved to Rajkot (Gujarat) in 1960 due to political instability in Burma
- Currently, he is a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly and represents Rajkot West and presently the state president of the BJP.
- He was inducted as minister in the first cabinet expansion by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel in November 2014.
- He had held the Ministry of transport, water supply, labour and employment in Anandiben Patel Government. Earlier, he had served as MP of Rajya Sabha for Gujarat from 2006 to 2012.