On September 13, Bhupendra Patel, the first-time MLA from Gujarat, took oath as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat by succeeding the former CM Vijay Rupani, who submitted his resignation, a few days ago.
Earlier before, the new Gujarat CM had visited the Governor on September 12 at Raj Bhawan in Gandhinagar to appeal for the topmost state rank.
The Gujarat Assembly elections are scheduled for December 2022. The Bhartiya Janata Party are banking on Patel, a Patidar who dominated the region being the first time member of parliament for the maximum votes in the assembly polls. Earlier, in 2the 017 Assembly elections, the BJP clinched over 99 of the 182 seats and had won the state polls against Congress. Congress in the same elections managed to get 77 seats.
Patel witnessed a magnificent rise from being the first the MLA from Patidar sub-group to becoming the chief minister of Gujarat. The BJP now aims to keep away the Kadva Patidar community, a sub-division of the Patidar group because the people seem to be drifting apart from the party policies.