Vijay Rupani is new Gujarat BJP chief

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Ahmedabad, Feb. 19 (ANI): MLA from Rajkot (West) constituency and Cabinet Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday elected as the president of the Gujarat BJP.

Rupani was elected unanimously as only one nomination was filed. Rupani’s nomination was filed by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, which was supported by other cabinet ministers.

After scrutiny of nomination paper, Rupani was declared “unanimously elected” for the top party post in the state at state BJP headquarter Kamalam.

Earlier this morning, Rupani visited the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters of Gujarat in Ahmedabad and met senior RSS functionaries.

Rupani was also met former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel on Thursday and took his guidance and blessings for the new responsibility.

The election of the new State BJP president is became necessary following completion of term of present president R.C. Faldu. The major challenge before the new State BJP president will be to lead the party in coming state Assembly elections scheduled in 2017.

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According to party sources, Rupani will resign from the cabinet Minister after the completion of State Assembly budget session starting from next week. (ANI)

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