Vijay Rupani stakes claim to form govt, meets governor OP Kohli

Gujarat Governor OP Kohli with Vijay Rupani and other BJP leaders.Gujarat Governor OP Kohli with Vijay Rupani and other BJP leaders.

BJP Gujarat unit chief Vijay Rupani Saturday met governor OP Kohli to stake his claim to form the government.

Rupani was picked ahead of frontrunner Nitin Patel, days after former chief minister Anandiben Patel resigned from the post, saying someone younger should take up the job.

Vijay Rupani (Left) with Nitin Patel.

Vijay Rupani (Left) with Nitin Patel.

Nitin Patel, who will be the state’s deputy chief minister, was present at the meeting with the governor along with several other party functionaries.

BJP state in-charge Dinesh Sharma said the governor had agreed to Rupani’s swearing in, and it will take place on Sunday at 12:40 pm. Anandiben Patel was absent from the meeting.

BJP leaders have not disclosed who else will take oath as ministers with Rupani and deputy CM nominee Nitin Patel.

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