New Delhi: First-term MLA Bhupendra Patel on Monday (September 13, 2021) took oath because the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The 59-year outdated who was unanimously elected BJP legislature social gathering chief on Sunday was sworn in because the state’s seventeenth chief minister by Governor Acharya Devvrat at a ceremony in Gandhinagar.
Married to Hetalben, a homemaker, Bhupendra Patel was born in Ahmedabad and has lived and labored within the metropolis. He represents the Ghatlodia Meeting constituency and is called a soft-spoken one that made his means up in state politics from the municipality degree.
Fondly known as ‘Dada’, he fought his maiden Meeting election from the Ghatlodia constituency in Ahmedabad in 2017 and had emerged victorious by a margin of over 1.17 lakh votes, a document throughout that election.
Patel was the chairman of the Ahmedabad City Improvement Authority between 2015 and 2017. He was additionally the standing committee chairman of Ahmedabad Municipal Company, the biggest city native physique in Gujarat, between 2010 and 2015.
Earlier than contesting the Meeting election, he was lively in native politics and was a member of the Memnagar Municipality in Ahmedabad district, serving as its president twice.
Patel can be a trustee of Sardardham Vishwa Patidar Kendra, an organisation devoted to the socio-economic improvement of the Patidar neighborhood.
After Vijay Rupani’s sudden resignation on Saturday, a number of names of the Patidar neighborhood leaders had been doing the rounds to be the brand new CM of Gujarat, however Bhupendra Patel was a shock decide.
His elevation to the coveted publish can be being attributed to his closeness to former Gujarat chief minister and present Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel. Each, notably, have residences in the identical locality within the metropolis.
Patel holds a diploma in civil engineering and is keen on non secular actions. The brand new Gujarat CM additionally reportedly likes cricket and badminton.
He’s a member of the Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects and has been in the true property enterprise for over 20 years.
(With company inputs)