The newly formed Gujarat ministry introduces 24 ministers, including ten from the Cabinet and 14 ministers. On Thursday, the oath-taking ceremony took place at Gandhinagar.
Everyone could see that this ceremony included not a single minister from the previous Rupani regime in the new ministry.
Earlier, the oath-taking ceremony witnessed delays due to the resistance shown by the members representing the Rupani Cabinet.
The BJP high command ensures that none of the ministers from the previous ministry will achieve any position.
The Positions and Ranks of the Ministers
Former Speaker Rajendra Tiwari is given the Cabinet rank with revenue, law, and parliamentary affairs, while former BJP president Jitu Vaghani is the cabinet minister for education.
Patidar leader Hrishikesh Patek from North Gujarat is the cabinet minister for health and family welfare.
At the same time, Kanu Desai was under finance, and Congress turncoat Raghavji Patel was the cabinet minister responsible for agriculture and cow protection.
Looking at the ministers of the state, Harsh Sanghvi, who is a young MLA from Majura Surat, is responsible for the sports and the well-being of youth and home sectors.
Congress turncoat from Saurashtra Brijesh Merja takes charge of the labour, panchayat and employment section while Manisha Vakil looks after the ministry of women and child welfare.
The newly introduced ministry comprises seven Patidars, seven OBCs, three ST, two SC and two Brahmin, two Kshatriya and a Jain minister.
This division of ministers indicates the concern that the BJP has towards balancing caste equations ahead of the 2022 assembly elections.
This Cabinet witnessed a healthy mix of regional representation with three ministers from Ahmedabad, three from North Gujarat, six from Central Gujarat, seven from Saurashtra and seven from South Gujarat.
It was evident that the BJP Gujarat president CR Patil had total control over the situation when he asked the new ministers to stay away from the constituencies they represent till September 27.
No time will waste on celebrations start working on their respective departments.
The surprise resignation of Vijay Rupani on September 11, along with the purge of the entire Cabinet, is to counter two decades of anti-incumbency and deflect the pandemic’s impact and the economic issues occurring in the state.
Former minister and Varachha MLA Kumar Kanani commented that the BJP will face difficulties winning Varaccha in 2022 as Aam Admi Party is growing a massive support base in the constituency.
The statement is significant because Varachha is a Patidar-dominated region contributing significantly to the AAP’s spectacular show in the Surat municipal election.
The Party wiped off the opposition congress. All this shows that the Party faces significant challenges from the Aam Admi Party.
It continues to grow into a force to be reckoned with, especially in Gujarat and Saurashtra.
Prime minister Narendra Modi also extends his hearty congratulation on Twitter, stating his good wishes to all the party colleagues who have taken an oath as Ministers in the Gujarat government.
He also mentions that these ministers are outstanding Karyakartas who have devoted their life towards public service and spreading the development plan of the Party with great enthusiasm.