The oath ceremony of the brand new cupboard of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel — slated to be held as we speak — was deferred for tomorrow on the final minute after elaborate preparations have been made on the Governor’s home and enormous hoardings have been put up. Sources indicated that variations over the brand new council of ministers are on the backside of the sudden reschedule.
A terse tweet from the Chief Minister’s Office learn: “The swearing-in ceremony of the brand new cupboard of CM Shri @Bhupendrapbjp will happen tomorrow, September 16, 2021 at 1.30 pm at Raj Bhavan, Gandhinagar”.
— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) September 15, 2021
The complete Gujarat cupboard had resigned final week together with then Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
In line with the view that the BJP was aiming at a tough reboot within the state forward of subsequent yr’s meeting elections, there have been experiences that every one 22 ministers will probably be dropped.
All of it was thought to have been an elaborate plan that was signed off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his or her house state.
Now it seems that the native leaders are decided to have their say, if not their approach as properly.
Through the day as we speak, there have been conferences at completely different locations and 4 or 5 ministers have been mentioned to have gathered on the house of Vijay Rupani. Sources mentioned it’ll quickly grow to be clear if senior ministers like Nitin Patel, RC Faldu, Bhupendra Sinh Chudasma, Kaushik Patel and some others are retained or dropped.
Sources additionally indicated that it was unlikely that every one ministers will probably be dropped. Even so, the brand new cupboard could have its justifiable share of younger faces and girls, they added.
PM Modi’s onerous reboot of the Union cupboard earlier this yr was performed after an in depth efficiency appraisal of the ministers. Many, who have been thought-about to have accomplished properly, escaped the purge.
Others holding key portfolios, like Harsh Vardhan (Health), Ravi Shankar Prasad (Law and IT) and Prakash Javadekar (Environment), have been dropped.
In Gujarat, Mr Rupani was mentioned to have pushed himself out of workplace with what was seen as his mishandling of the second wave of Covid this summer season and another administrative points.
The shock resignation was adopted by the equally surprising number of Bhupendra Patel for the highest submit. Even the candidate mentioned he was at nighttime. Two days later, Mr Patel – mentioned to be the compromise candidate amid a number of outstanding names – took oath in Gandhinagar in presence of Amit Shah.