Ahmedabad: After the historic victory in Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel will become the Chief Minister again. Bhupendra Patel has been nominated to the post of Chief Minister in a meeting of BJP legislators. Patel’s name was suggested by MLA Kanu Desai. The BJP MLAs accepted the nomination unanimously. Bhupendra Patel won with a share of 1.92 lakh votes from Ghatlodia constituency. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday, 12th December.
The decision about the chief ministerial candidate was taken in the meeting held on Saturday. Assembly party meeting was held in Gandhinagar. Apart from the winning MLAs, party observers and senior leaders Rajnath Singh, BS Yeddyurappa and Arjun Munda were also present in the meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the oath-taking ceremony on 12th December.
The BJP has won 156 seats out of the 182-member assembly. The BJP won the biggest victory in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections. This time, BJP is coming to power in Gujarat for the seventh time in a row. The Congress has got only 17 seats, which had got 77 seats in the 2017 election. The previous record was held by the Congress in 1985 under the leadership of Madhav Singh Solanki by winning 149 seats.