Bhupendra Patel sworn-in as Gujarat CM for 2nd consecutive term
BJP leader Bhupendra Patel took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second straight term in Gandhinagar on 12 December in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath as the 18th Chief Minister of the state.
Patel was sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat on September 13, 2021.
The BJP created history in Gujarat with a landslide and 7th consecutive victory in the 2022 elections.
Breaking his own record, Patel won the 2022 election once again from Ghatlodia constituency with a huge margin of 1,91,000 votes.
The BJP won 156 seats in the 182-member assembly, its best ever performance in the state.
The opposition Congress could win only 17 seats while Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party had to be content with just 5 seats.
Three seats went to independent candidates, while the Samajwadi Party (SP) won one seat in the state.
In the last assembly elections in 2017, BJP won 99 seats, Congress won 77 seats and NCP, BTP and Independent candidates secured 1, 2 and 3 seats respectively.
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