Portfolio allocation within the newly sworn-in Gujarat Cabinet likely at this meeting
Gandhinagar: The new Cabinet of Gujarat government, to be sworn in at 1.30 pm on Thursday, will have its first meeting hours later at 4.30 pm. The meeting will be held at Swarnim Sankul-1. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar.
“The first cabinet meeting of the Council of Ministers to be chaired by CM Shri @Bhupendrapbjp will take place at 4.30 pm today at Gandhinagar,” the CMO tweeted.
It is believed that the portfolio allocation will be done at this meeting.
This will be Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel’s first Cabinet meeting.
Probable ministers get phone call; all new faces this time
According to reports, the Gujarat Cabinet is likely to have 24 ministers, including Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel. Phone calls were made to several MLAs who are likely to be inducted as ministers in the new Cabinet.
Among the names of those likely to be inducted as ministers are
Rishikesh Patel (Visnagar),
Gajendra Parmar (Prantij),
Kirtisinh Vaghela (Kankrej),
Naresh Patel (Gandevi),
Kanu Desai (Pardi),
Jitu Chaudhary (Kaprada),
Harsh Sanghvi (Majura),
Mukesh Patel (Olpad),
Dushyant Patel (Bharuch),
Vinu Moradiya (Katargam),
JV Kakadia (Dhari),
Arvind Raiyyani (Rajkot),
Brijesh Merja (Morbi),
Deva Malam (Keshod),
Kiritsinh Rana (Limbdi),
RC Makwana (Mahuva),
Jitu Vaghani (Bhavnagar),
Jagdish Panchal (Ahmedabad),
Nimisha Suthar (Morva Hadaf),
Pradip Parmar (Asarwa),
Arjunsinh Chauhan (Mahemdabad),
Kuber Dindor (Santrampur)
Manisha Vakil (Vadodara).
Shashikant Pandya (Deesa)
Eight of these MLAs, the maximum, are Patels.
The party has decided not to repeat any minister from the previous government this time. No call was made to any of the ministers from the Vijay Rupani government.
Speaker Rajendra Trivedi resigned from his post on Thursday morning.
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