Trivedi, also known as Rajubhai Vakil, was inducted into Gujarat Chief Minister
Bhupendra Patel’s cabinet on Thursday. Rajendra Trivedi’s induction into the
cabinet comes after former Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani remitted office
last week and the BJP legislative party elected Bhupendra Patel to spearhead
Gujarat before the state goes into assembly elections next year. Rajendra
Trivedi is one of the big names and senior politicians to have made it to the
Gujarat cabinet minister’s list.

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A lawyer by
training, Rajendra Trivedi was the Speaker of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly.
He was also the Minister of Gujarat for Sports, Youth and Cultural activities
department (Independent charge) and pilgrimage development. Rajendra Trivedi has
been elected as MLA from Raopora in Vadodra district of Gujarat. In 2017,
Trivedi won the elections by a margin of over 40,000 votes.

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being inducted into the cabinet on Thursday, Rajendra Prasad resigned from his
post of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly Speaker. Going into the 2022 assembly
elections, the BJP has adopted a “no repeat” policy in a bid counter anti-incumbency. 

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The new
cabinet ministers in Gujarat cabinet include Rajendra Trivedi, Jitu Vaghani,
Rushikesh Patel, Purnesh Modi, Raghavji Patel, Kanubhai Desai, Kirtsinh Rana,
Naresh Patel, Pradip Parmar and Arjunsinh Chauhan.

Patel (59)
, an MLA from Ahmedabad, was sworn in as Gujarat chief minister on
Monday. Patel’s elevation as chief minister came after Vijay Rupani, in a
surprise move, resigned from the post on Saturday. Upon tendering his
resignation to the Gujarat governor, Rupani said that he has served Gujarat as
chief minister for five years and that it was a tradition in the BJP to change
responsibilities of party workers.

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“In BJP,
there has been a tradition that responsibilities of party workers change from
time to time. I will be ready to take whatever responsibility that the party
will give me in the future,” Rupani had told the media outside Gujarat’s Raj