- Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel took the oath on September 13
Gandhinagar: The new Cabinet of Gujarat government will be sworn in on Thursday, September 16. The ceremony will be held at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar.
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel was sworn in on Monday. Prior to that, state BJP president CR Paatil had said that Patel would take the oath alone and that the rest of the Cabinet would be finalized later after discussions within the party.
Gujarat in-charge of BJP Bhupendra Yadav is already in Gandhinagar for discussions about the new Cabinet. According to reports, MLAs have been asked to reach Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar by Wednesday. With the discussions currently underway, it is likely that the final list will be ready by Wednesday night. According to sources, a few ministers in the Rupani government may be dropped to make way for new faces in the new Cabinet.
The swearing-in ceremony has been scheduled a day before the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17. Every year, the state government organizes programmes across Gujarat to celebrate the day. This year too, events have been scheduled on September 17.
According to sources, the swearing-in has been scheduled accordingly, so that the new ministers may take charge immediately and execute the plans.
Meanwhile, immediately after taking charge, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel got down to work. On Tuesday afternoon, he was scheduled to leave for an aerial survey of rain-battered Rajkot and Jamnagar in Saurashtra.
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