Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday inducted his new council of ministers. The new ministers were administered oath by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat.
Bhupendra Patel, a first-time MLA from Ahmedabad, took over as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat on Monday after Vijay Rupani resigned 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).
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While there are 10 Cabinet ministers, the remaining 14 ministers of state have been inducted into the council of ministers. This took the total to 25, including the chief minister.
Check full list of ministers below:
Gujarat: Cabinet Ministers
Purneshkumar Ishwarlal Modi
Kanubhai Mohanlal Desai
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Gujarat: Ministers of State
Arvindbhai Gordhanbhai Raiyani
Kirti Singh Vaghela
Gajenddra Singh Parmar
Meanwhile, the portfolios of the new cabinet ministers will be announced in the evening after the first cabinet meeting which is scheduled to be held at 4:30 pm.
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“The first cabinet meeting of the Council of Ministers to be chaired by CM @Bhupendrapbjp will take place at 4.30pm today at Gandhinagar,” Gujarat’s CMO office tweeted.
However, the swearing-in ceremony was supposed to take place on Wednesday but had to be deferred following protests over the choice of ministers.
Nimaben Bhaveshbhai Acharya has been made Gujarat Assembly Speaker after Rajendra Trivedi resigned from the post and was inducted into the new cabinet.