Today Vijay Rupani Going to Take Oath as Gujarat Chief Minister
Chief Minister designate Vijay Rupani met Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli on Saturday to stake claim to form the new government, a day after he was elected by BJP MLAs as their leader.
BJP state in charge Dinesh Sharma announced that Rupani will take oath today at 12:40 PM. Mr. Rupani, Mr. Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister designate Nitin Patel and other state leaders met the Governor. But previous Chief Minister Anandiben Patel was absent.
Dinesh Sharma said that,” We have told the Governor that the BJP Legislature has endorsed the names of Vijay Rupani as new Chief Minister and Nitin Patel as Deputy Chief Minister. The Governor has given his go ahead for the oath taking ceremony which will be held on Sunday at 12.40 PM”.
He, however, evaded a direct reply to a question on why Anandiben was absent when party leaders went to stake claim, and only said, “She was present when she resigned. Today those who have been chosen are present.”
The party also did not gave a clear indication on who all shall be taking oath with Rupani and Patel, saying all those details are being worked out.