Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) Vijay Rupani, the newly elected leader of the Gujarat BJP legislature party, on Sunday took oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Governor O.P. Kohli administered him the oath of office and secrecy at the Mahatma Mandir. Nitin Patel was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister.

BJP President Amit Shah, veteran L.K. Advani, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and outgoing Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel attended the ceremony.

Anandiben Patel had earlier resigned as Chief Minister citing her age.

–IANS

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