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Vijay Rupani to continue as Gujarat Chief Minister, Nitin Patel to be Dy CM

The swearing in ceremony is likely to be held on Christmas Day and the most likely venue will be the Sabarmati riverfront.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, Gandhinagar [ Updated: December 22, 2017 18:21 IST ]
Vijay Rupani with Nitin Patel

Vijay Rupani will continue as the chief minister of Gujarat. The decision was taken during the meeting of BJP legislature party in Gandhinagar today.

Nitin Patel will also continue as the deputy chief minister of the state.

" There was only one proposal which called for making Vijay Rupani the chief minister and Nitin Patel the deputy chief minister. After that, Vijay Rupani was elected as the leader of the legislature party while Nitin Patel was elected the deputy leader," party observer Arun Jaitley said.

The swearing in ceremony is likely to be held on Christmas Day and the most likely venue will be the Sabarmati riverfront. 

The BJP retained power in the recently concluded Assembly election by winning 99 out of 182 seats. The Congress gave a tough fight to the BJP in these elections but the party could manage to win only 77 seats.

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