Bhupendra Patel took over as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat on Monday after Vijay Rupani submitted his resignation from his post on Saturday.
It can be seen that Patel inducted as many as 24 ministers in his cabinet including two women. However, no ministers from the previous cabinet were retained and an all-new Cabinet was sworn in today (September 16).
The new cabinet includes ten cabinet-rank ministers and 14 ministers of state, including 5 MoS with independent charge.
Here is a list on allocation of portfolios
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will hold general administration, home, industry and mines, urban development, ports besides other portfolios.
Rajendra Trivedi, former Assembly Speaker under Rupani government, is given revenue, law and parliamentary affairs portfolios.
Jitu Vaghani, former Gujarat BJP chief, is the new education minister.
Raghavji Patel, MLA from Jamnagar, is given agriculture and animal husbandry.
Kanubhai Desai, is the new Finance Minister and will also hold Energy and Petrochemicals portfolios.
North Gujarat’s Patidar leader Rishikesh Patel is given health and family welfare and water resources portfolios.
Harsh Sanghavi, the youngest in the Bhupendra Patel Cabinet, is given an independent charge as MoS for sports and culture besides home and disaster management.
Brijesh Merja is given independent charge of the labour and employment department as MoS.
Manisha Vakil is given Women and Child Welfare
Nimisha Suthar will hold the MoS for Tribal Development, Health and Family Welfare.
BJP has ensured maximum representation to the Other Backward Class (OBC) with nine ministers, followed by Patidars with six, Tribal get four, Brahmins and scheduled castes get two each, and one minister is from the Jain community.
Nimaben Acharya, Bhuj MLA, has been named Speaker of the Assembly.