In his second stint, Vijay Rupani takes charge as Gujarat Chief Minister

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 14:18 hrs
Swearing-in ceremony of CM elect Vijay Rupani

Ahmedabad:Vijay Rupani on Tuesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second stint after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the state assembly elections for the sixth time in a row.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, along with other key leaders of the party and Chief Ministers of all BJP-ruled states were present at the occasion.

"Vijay Rupani was chosen as Legislature party leader unanimously, Nitin Bhai Patel as the deputy Legislature party leader in a meeting today. Will inform you all about the swearing in, soon," Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday while addressing the media in Gandhinagar.

Rupani supporters are celebrating outside the BJP office in Gujarat's Gandhinagar.

Rupani, Patel and other ministers had on Thursday submitted their resignation to Governor O.P. Kohlidays after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a victory in the Gujarat assembly elections.

The BJP won the election for the 182-member Gujarat Assembly on Monday, claiming a clear majority of 99 seats.

The Congress Party trailed in second with 77 seats, followed by the Bharatiya Tribal Party (two) and NCP (one), while independent candidates won three seats.

Rupani secured a comfortable win from Rajkot West seat by 1,31,586 votes, which is the largest constituency in the Saurashtra region.

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