Bhupendra Patel will continue to remain the chief minister of Gujarat if the Bharatiya Janata Party wins the state Assembly election, Union Home Minister Amit Shah told News18 on Monday.
“If the BJP gets a majority, Bhupendra Patel will be the chief minister,” Shah said in an interview. “There is no question about it.”
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Patel took oath as the 17th chief minister of Gujarat on September 13, 2021. He was appointed to the post after his predecessor Vijay Rupani resigned along with his Cabinet.
Gujarat will vote in two phases on December 1 and December 5. The results will be declared on December 8 along with the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.
In the elections, the ruling BJP will seek to fend off challenges from the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party. The Congress has not yet named a chief ministerial candidate. The Aam Aadmi Party has named journalist-turned-politician Isudan Gadhvi as its candidate for the top post.
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