Today in Gandhinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and other central ministers witnessed Gujarat BJP leader Bhupendra Patel take his second oath as Chief Minister.
At a ceremony this afternoon close to the new Secretariat, Governor Acharya Devvrat gave the oath to Patel, who had taken over for Vijay Rupani in September of last year.
Sixteen ministers, including eight of cabinet rank, were also sworn in. 11 former ministers have also been retained.
The Cabinet ministers include Kanu Desai, Rishikesh Patel, Raghvji Patel, Balvantsinh Rajput, Kunvarji Bavaliya, Mulu Bera, Kuber Dindor and Bhanuben Babariya.
Harsh Sanghvi and Jagdish Vishwakarma were sworn in as ministers of state with independent charge.
The six other ministers of state include Parshottam Solanki, Bachu Khabad, Mukesh Patel, Praful Pansheriya, Kuverji Halpati and Bhikhusinh Parmar.
The event was also attended by 200 sadhus from the state, who have been specially invited for the ceremony.