Nitin Patel set to be new Chief Minister of Gujarat

Posted on:05 Aug 2016 18:15:40
Nitin Patel set to be new Chief Minister of Gujarat
05 August 2016 Current Affairs: Gujarat's senior Cabinet Minister Nitin Patel is set to take over as Chief Minister in place of Anandiben Patel.

Mr. Patel's appointment will be made after the BJP legislature party meeting at 4 p.m. He is the final candidate and confirmed as next Chief Minister in place of Anandiben Patel,said a senior leader, adding he is number 2 in the Cabinet.

The 60-year-old Nitin Patel has been Minister since 1995 except in 2002-2007 when he lost the Assembly polls after the Gujarat riots. The party narrowed down to his name after the Patidar community and also outgoing Chief Minister Anandiben Patel rallied behind him.

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