Vijay Rupani was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 7 July in Gandhinagar. Nitin Patel also took his oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat at the Mahatma Mandir conference hall in Gandhinagar.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President Amit Shah were among the top leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Gujarat Finance Minister Saurabh Patel and Social Justice Minister Ramanlal Vora were reportedly dropped from Rupani's new Cabinet.
Gandhinagar: Vijay Rupani sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat pic.twitter.com/Nea8lLcbtl— ANI (@ANI_news) August 7, 2016
BJP state unit chief Vijay Rupani was appointed as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat while Health Minister Nitin Patel was appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister earlier on Friday.
Thanking Prime Minister Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for reposing faith in him, Rupani, asserted that his team is fully committed to harnessing aspirations of the poor, marginalised, farmers and youngsters.
In a crucial meeting attended by BJP Chief Amit Shah and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari at the party headquarters in the state, the decision to make Rupani as the next Chief Minister was announced.
Earlier, the BJP central leadership made it clear that a state MLA would be assigned the job.
Anandiben Patel had tendered her resignation over a Facebook post to the Governor earlier on 3 August.
--With ANI inputs