After resignation of Vijay Rupani, the BJP legislature meeting on Sunday chose Bhupendra Patel as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat. The party had sent Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar to Gujarat as the party’s central observer to the meeting.
Bhupendra Patel has been chairman, Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and also Chairman, Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA). He is a first-time MLA. Earlier, he served as municipal councillor in Ahmedabad.
The Gujarat BJP legislature party met earlier at the party headquarters in Gandhinagar to elect a new leader to replace Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, following his sudden resignation on September 11.