Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM along with 19 other ministers
Nineteen other ministers, including Rupani's deputy Nitin Patel, also took the oath in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah.
The chief ministers of other BJP-ruled states - Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje Scindia and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, along with former Gujarat chief ministers - Keshubhai Patel and Shankersinh Vaghela, were also present at the ceremony.
1:15 pm - The names of the cabinet ministers are: Nitinkumar Ratilal Patel, Bhupendrasinh Manubha Chudasama, Ranchhodbhai Chanabhai Faidu, Kaushikbhai Jamanadas Patel, Saurabh Patel, Vasava Ganpatsinh Vestabhai, Radadiya Jayeshbhai Vittalbhai, Dilipkumar Viraji Thakor and Ishwarbhai Ramabhai Parmer.
Leaders who took oath as ministers of state are: Pradipsinh Bhagvatsinh Jadeja, Patel Parbatbhai Savabhai, Jaydrathsinhji Parmer, Patkar Ramanlal Nanubhai, Parsottambhai Odhavjibhai Solanki, Ishwarsinh Thakorbhai Patel, Ahiur Vasanbhai Gopalbhai, Kishor Kanani (Kumar), Khabad Bachubhai Maganbhai, Dave Vaibhavari.
COMPLETE VIDEO REPORT OF THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY BELOW:
12.25 PM - Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely congratulates Vijay Rupani after the swearing-in ceremony
Congratulations to Shri Vijay Rupani ji & Shri Nitinbhai Patel ji on being sworn in as CM and Deputy CM of Gujarat respectively. The State and the people of Gujarat will witness new heights in development under leadership of Shri @vijayrupanibjp & @Nitinbhai_Patel
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) December 26, 2017
12.20 PM - Gandhinagar: 10 cabinet ministers including the chief minister and 9 MoS took the oath in a grand ceremony in the capital city of Gujarat
12.15 PM - Swearing-in ceremony ends
12.10 PM - Vibhavariben Dave only woman to be sworn-in as MoS in the Rupani government
12.07 PM - Gandhinagar: UP CM Yogi Adityanath congratulates Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel as they take the oath of office and secrecy for the second time.
लगातार दूसरी बार गुजरात के मुख्यमंत्री बनने पर श्री @vijayrupanibjp जी व दूसरी बार उप-मुख्यमंत्री बनने पर श्री @Nitinbhai_Patel जी को हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएँ। आपके कुशल नेतृत्व में गुजरात निरंतर उन्नति करे, ऐसी शुभेक्षा है।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) December 26, 2017
12.04 PM - Gandhinagar: Purshottambhai Solanki from Bhavnagar Rural constituency takes oath as minister in Rupani government.
12.00 PM - Gandhinagar: Ishwarbhai Parmar from Bardoli Assembly constituency takes oath.
11.55 AM - Gandhinagar: Dilipkumar Viraji Thakor, Ishwarbhai Ramanbhai Parmar and Pradipsinh Jadeja sworn-in as ministers in Gujarat government.
11.50 AM- Gandhinagar: Saurabh Patel, Ganpatsinh Vestabhai Vasava and Jayeshbhai Vitthalbhai Radadiya take oath as ministers in Gujarat government.
11. 40 AM - Gandhinagar: Nitin Patel sworn-in as deputy chief minister of Gujarat.
11.35 AM - Gandhinagar: Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat. Rupani has been sworn-in for second consecutive time
11:30 AM - Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shake hands and exchange pleasantries at swearing in ceremony of Gujarat CM elect Vijay Rupani and others. (PICS BELOW)
11: 10 AM -
BJP leaders and CMs assemble in Gandhinagar ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of Chief Minister-elect @vijayrupanibjp https://t.co/ltXO0PIGSJ pic.twitter.com/3z1mYVRLkz
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) December 26, 2017
11:00 AM -
Saints and religious leaders of various faiths at venue of Vijay Rupani's swearing-in ceremony in Gandhinagar https://t.co/ltXO0PIGSJ pic.twitter.com/oOopu1wsnW
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) December 26, 2017
10:15 AM - Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to crowd gathered on his way to Gandhinagar from the airport in Ahmedabad. (PICS BELOW)
Vijay Rupani and his wife Anjali visit Panchdev temple in Gandhinagar ahead of swearing-in as #Gujarat chief minister again pic.twitter.com/GFulPCwB9d
— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2017
Six ministers in the previous government lost in the elections. Assembly Speaker Ramanlal Vora too bit the dust.
With 99 MLAs, the BJP has a simple majority in the 182- member Assembly, 16 less than its 2012 tally of 115.
Opposition Congress, which had won 61 seats in 2012, managed to increase its tally to 77. The strength of the Congress and its allies in the new House is 80.
Rupani and Patel were elected as the leader and deputy leader, respectively, of the BJP legislature party at its meeting on December 22.
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