Two days after the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a thumping win in the Gujarat assembly elections, Bhupendra Patel met Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhavan and staked claim to form a government. He is all set to assume the Chief Minister post for a second term, and will take the oath on Monday. Several newly-elected MLAs of the BJP will also join him.
Bhupendra Patel will continue as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second straight term with the newly-elected MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) electing him as leader of the legislative party on Saturday. The Governor invited Patel to form government and take oath at 2 pm on Monday.
Bhupendra Patel took to Twitter on Saturday and expressed his gratitude to the BJP cadre for opting to make him the CM of Gujarat for a second term. “I express my gratitude to the entire BJP family for electing me as the leader of the assembly party in the presence of central observers in the meeting of elected MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party.” he tweeted.
ભારતીય જનતા પાર્ટીના ચૂંટાયેલ ધારાસભ્યશ્રીઓની બેઠકમાં કેન્દ્રીય નિરીક્ષકશ્રીઓની ઉપસ્થિતિમાં વિધાનસભાના પક્ષના નેતા તરીકે મારી પસંદગી કરવા બદલ હું સમગ્ર ભાજપ પરિવારનો આભાર વ્યક્ત કરું છું. મને સોંપાયેલ જવાબદારી પૂર્ણ નિષ્ઠાથી નિભાવી હું રાજ્ય તથા દેશની સેવામાં સદૈવ કર્તવ્યરત રહીશ. pic.twitter.com/lWIx7UGgcB— Bhupendra Patel (@Bhupendrapbjp) December 10, 2022
Addressing a press conference after the legislative party meeting at the state BJP headquarters ‘Kamalam’, Bhupendra Patel said the implementation of promises made in the manifesto, including a Uniform Civil Code, will be the priority of his government.
With inputs from News18