Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM: Full list of ministers

Vijay Rupani to swear-in for second term as Gujarat Chief Minister today

Gandhinagar: Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and Ram Vilas Paswan & BJP President Amit Shah at the swearing-in ceremony of CM under the leadership of PM Modi apart from them LK Advani, Anandiben Patel also on the dais.

While Patel, former state energy minister, had won with a margin of 906 votes, former education minister Chudasama won Dholka seat by a mere 327 votes Former transport minister Vallabh Kakadia and state party chief Jitu Vaghani too have not found a place in Team Rupani of 2017.

The incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani on Tuesday was once again sworn in as the Gujarat CM for a fresh term, along with Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who took the oath as deputy CM again.

Patel's continuance as Rupani's deputy indicates that the influential Patidar community will be well represented in the new Gujarat government.

Other ministers of the new cabinet will also take the oath.

These include Nitin Patel from Mehsana in north Gujarat, Saurabh Patel from Botad, Jayesh Radadia from Jetpur and R C Faldu from Jamnagar in Saurashtra region, Kaushik Patel from Naranpura in Ahmedabad as Cabinet ministers. The oath of secrecy was administered by Governor OP Kohli. MLAs also took oath as ministers. The Prime Minister is to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the newly formed Council of Ministers of the Gujarat Government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who landed in Gandhinagar, is welcomed by party chief Amit Shah and all the BJP's chief ministers.

BJP retained power in Gujarat by winning 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly, while the Congress claimed 77.

In other reports, a labourer died and two got injured while setting up a stage at New Secretariat complex for Vijay Rupani's swearing-in ceremony.

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