Governor O P Kohli administered the oath of office and secrecy to 60-year-old Rupani and Nitin Patel. 8 Cabinet rank ministers and 16 other ministers also took oath.
Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel were sworn in as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat respectively on Sunday at a swearing-in ceremony in Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Governor O P Kohli administered the oath of office and secrecy to 60-year-old Rupani and Patel. Eight Cabinet rank ministers and 16 other ministers also took oath during the ceremony.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by BJP President Amit Shah, veteran BJP leader L K Advani,Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former chief minister Anandiben Patel among other BJP leaders. Nine ministers from the Anandiben government have been dropped. Former state minister for Home Rajnibhai Patel and Women and Child Development Minister Vasuben Trivedi, considered as loyals of Anandiben
Patel, have been dropped from the new Cabinet. This is the first instance in Gujarat of a deputy Chief Minister in a BJP government.
The others who were dropped from Rupani’s Cabinet include Finance Minister Saurabh Patel, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Ramanlal Vora and Science and Technology Minister Govind Patel.