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BJP forms government in Gujarat for seventh time in a row

A new BJP government for the seventh time in a row, led by Shri Bhupendra Patel was sworn-in at a grand ceremony at Helipad Ground of Sachivalaya near the Vidhan Sabha in Gandhinagar on 12 December 2022. Shri Bhupendra Patel took oath as Chief Minister for the second time and became 18th Chief Minister of Gujarat. The oath was administered by Gujarat Governor Shri Acharya Devvrat. Apart from the Chief Minister, the Governor also administered the oath to 16 ministers; who will

PM congratulates Gujarat CM and other Ministers


Soon after the swearing-in ceremony, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Gujarat CM Shri Bhupendra Patel and other Ministers. In his message the PM said, “Congratulations to Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel on taking oath as CM of Gujarat. I would also like to congratulate all those who took oath as Ministers. This is an energetic team which will take Gujarat to even newer heights of progress”.

from the Chief Minister’s 2.0 cabinet. Out of the 16 ministers, eight are in the Cabinet rank, two are Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and six are Ministers of State (MoS). The new entrants include 11 former ministers.

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, senior BJP leaders, including BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, BJP National General Secretary (Org.) Shri BL Santhosh and other union Ministers.

Gujarat will write a golden chapter of progress and prosperity : JP Nadda

Congratulating Shri Bhupendra Patel and his team after the swearing-in ceremony, the BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said, “Hearty congratulations and best wishes to Shri @Bhupendrapbjp ji on taking oath for the second time as the Chief Minister of Gujarat and the members of his cabinet. I have full faith that the state will write a golden chapter of progress and prosperity under the guidance of respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodiji”.

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda further said, “Met the Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri @Bhupendrapbjp ji and wished him for a successful tenure. I have full faith that under the guidance and leadership of respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji, the state will reach the pinnacle of development”.

Among others, the Chief Ministers of BJP and NDA ruled states like Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, MP CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka CM Shri Basavaraj Bommai, Assam CM Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, Haryana CM Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Goa CM Dr. Pramod Sawant, Uttarakhand CM Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, Tripura CM Shri Manik Saha, Maharashtra CM Shri Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Nagaland CM Shri Neiphiu Rio were present on the oath taking ceremony.

It was a big moment for the BJP as it marked a record breaking historic victory in the recently concluded Gujarat Assembly elections, counting for which was held on December 08. Despite ruling the state for 27 long years, the BJP got a massive majority with 156 seats, while the opposition Congress got only 17 seats out of the 182 Assembly seats in the state.

Gujarat will continue to be a leader in good governance : Amit Shah



Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah said, “Congratulations to Shri @Bhupendrapbjp on taking oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second time. The people of Gujarat have given unprecedented support to BJP’s politics of development. I am sure that under the guidance of Shri @narendramodi ji, the double engine government of Shri Bhupendra ji will take Gujarat’s pride and development to new heights”.

He said, “I met the Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri @Bhupendrapbjp ji. I am sure that under the guidance of PM Shri Narendra Modiji and your leadership, the Gujarat government will take the state to a new level of development and progress”.

Bhupendra Patel Elected as leader of BJP Legislative Party

Earlier, following the historic election results, Shri Bhupendra Patel resigned as Chief Minister along with his entire cabinet on 09 December, 2022 to pave the way for the formation of a new government. He was elected as the leader of the BJP Legislative Party on 10 December, following which he met the Governor and staked the claim to form the next government.

On 10 December 2022, the incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendra Patel was unanimously elected the leader of the legislative party at the meeting of 156 BJP MLAs held at Shree Kamalam, the State Party Headquarters in Gandhinagar. Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, former Karnataka CM

Wishing a successful tenure ahead : Rajnath Singh

Wishing all the best to the newly sworn-in Ministry, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh said, “Congratulations to Shri @Bhupendrapbjp ji on taking oath as Gujarat’s Chief Minister for the second term. I am confident; he will continue taking the state forward on newer heights of development and good governance. Wishing him a successful tenure ahead”.

He further said, “Met with the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri @Bhupendrapbjp ji. My best wishes to him for a successful tenure ahead”.

and Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary Board member Shri BS Yediyurappa and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda were the central observers at the meeting. Former Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani, Deputy CM Shri Nitin Patel and former Education Minister Shri Bhupendra Chudasma were also present at the meeting in Gandhinagar.

In the BJP Legislative Party meeting Pardi MLA Shri Kanu Desai formally proposed Shri Bhupendra Patel’s name. Speaking to media persons after the conclusion of the meeting at Shree Kamalam in Gandhinagar Shri Patel said, “Today, during the meeting of the BJP MLAs, I have once again been handed over the responsibility to lead the party. The government and the organisation will work together.”

He said, “The people of Gujarat have once again put their stamp of approval on the leadership of Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modiji, his politics of development and put

Shri Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel was sworn-in as Gujarat’s 18th Chief Minister on 12 December, 2022. In the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly Elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Shri Bhupendra Patel won a record-breaking 156 of the total 182 seats, with the party forming the state government for the 7th consecutive time.

Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel began his political journey as a member in Memnagar municipality and got elected as MLA from Ghatlodia constituency (Ahmedabad) in 2017 Gujarat assembly elections.

Shri Patel has extensive experience in administration, having served as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), and Corporator for Thaltej ward from 2010 to 2015.

Life Sketch Of Bhupendra Patel

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 has also served as the Vice-Chairman of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation School Board between 2008 and 2010. Later on, he served as a Corporator 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 Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA).

In 2017, Shri 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.

Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel was sworn-in as Gujarat’s 17th Chief Minister on September 13, 2021.

Born on 15 July, 1962 in Ahmedabad, Shri Patel holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from Government Polytechnic, Ahmedabad.

A firm believer of ‘service before self,’ Shri Patel has been an active social worker since an early age. He is also an active member of Pandit Deendayal Library managed by RSS at Memnagar.

In his new role as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendra Patel sees a huge opportunity to serve the citizens of Gujarat and is committed to set new benchmarks of good governance in the state.

Beyond politics, Shri Patel enjoys playing badminton and cricket. He is a follower of Akram Vignan Movement founded by Dada Bhagwan. Shri Patel is also serving as trustee at Sardar Dham and World Umiya Foundation.

their trust on the BJP”. Gujarat would work with Shri Narendra Modi who wants to place the state in the league of developed state of the country”.

The Chief Minister assured that the BJP would work round the clock to implement the party’s manifesto. After the meeting Shri Bhupendra Patel met Gujarat Governor Shri Acharya Devrrat. Gujarat BJP President Shri CR Paatil, Shri Harsh Sanghavi, Shri Purnesh Modi and Shri Shankar Chaudhary were among the other leaders who met the Governor. Later, Shri Patel also travelled to New Delhi, where he met the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda and formally invited them for the swearing-in ceremony.

@Shivraj Singh Chouhan


Congratulations to all the colleagues who took oath of office today along with Shri Bhupendra Patelji and best wishes to the people of Gujarat who have paved the way for the historic victory of BJP by giving their invaluable votes.

@Yogi Adityanath


Heartiest congratulations to Shri Bhupendra Patel ji on taking the oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. I have full faith that under the guidance of respected Prime Minister and your leadership, Gujarat will touch new heights of development and prove to be an important ally in the fulfillment of the resolution of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

@Manohar Lal Khattar

Congratulations to Shri Bhupendra Patel ji on taking oath as Chief Minister again with a huge majority in Gujarat. The historic mandate given by the public showing faith in respected Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji’s leadership and BJP will lead Gujarat on the path of development and prosperity.

@Himanta Biswa Sarma


Heartiest congratulations to Shri Bhupendra Patelji on taking oath as CM of Gujarat for the second term. This is a reaffirmation of your dedication to public service.
I’m sure with margdarshan of Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modiji, you will take Gujarat further on the path of development.

@Prof.(Dr.) Manik Saha


Congratulations to Shri Bhupendra Patel ji on taking oath as the Chief Minister.
Under the guidance of PM Shri Narendra Modi ji and under your leadership, the double engine government will take Gujarat on the path of development at double the speed, the wind of development blowing from Gujarat will blow unabated in the entire nation in ‘Azadi ka Amrit Kaal’.

@Pushkar Singh Dhami


Congratulations to Shri Bhupendra Patel ji on taking oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat and to his entire newly elected cabinet.
Under the guidance of respected Prime Minister and your leadership, Gujarat will continue to move ahead on the path of development.
Best wishes to all of you for a bright tenure.

@Basavaraj S Bommai


Congratulations to Shri Bhupendra Patel on taking oath as Gujarat Chief Minister which is his second stint as CM & seventh for BJP as a ruling party in the state. It is a clear vindication of the faith of people of Gujarat in his good governance & administration.

@Dr. Pramod Sawant


Attended the Swearing-in ceremony in Gujarat. Heartiest congratulations to Shri Bhupendra PatelJi & the Council of Ministers who took oath today. Under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji, our nation shall continue on the path of all round development.

@Neiphiu Rio


Congratulations Shri Bhupendra Patel Ji on taking oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. I also extend my congratulations to all those who took oath as Ministers. I wish you and your Council of Ministers a successful tenure.

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