Bhupendrabhai Patel
17th Chief Minister of Gujarat
Assumed office
13 September 2021
GovernorAcharya Devvrat
Preceded byVijay Rupani
Member of Vidhan Sabha, Gujarat
Assumed office
Preceded byAnandiben Patel
Personal details
Born (1962-07-15) 15 July 1962 (age 60)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India[1]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
OccupationPolitician, Civil Engineer, Builder

Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel (born 15 July 1962) is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister of Gujarat since September 2021.[2] He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He started his political career in municipal bodies of Ahmedabad before being elected the member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly representing Ghatlodia constituency in 2017.

Early life and career

Bhupendrabhai Patel was born on 15 July 1962 to a Gujarati Kadava Patidar-kurmi family in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.[3] Bhupendrabhai Patel has received Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Government Polytechnic, Ahmedabad in April 1982.[4][5] He has been associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.[6]

He is a builder by profession.[3] He is a trustee of Sardardham Vishwa Patidar Kendra and a chairman of the standing committee of Vishwa Umiya Foundation.[7] He is a follower of Akram Vignan Movement founded by Dada Bhagwan.[8] He is interested in cricket and badminton.[3][9]

Political career

Municipal Councillor

Patel was the member of Memnagar Nagarpalika in 1995–19 1999-2000 and 2004–2006. He was the President of Memnagar Nagarpalika in 1999–2000.[3][7] He was a Vice Chairman of school board of Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) from 2008 to 2010. He was a councillor from Thaltej Ward from 2010 to 2015.[3][7] He was a chairman of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) from 2015 to 2017.[10][3] He also served as a chairman of the Standing Committee of AMC.[4]

Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly

Patel became a member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly for the Ghatlodia constituency after winning the 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections, running against Shashikant Patel of the Indian National Congress.[11][12] He won by a record margin of 1,17,000 votes.[13]

Chief Minister of Gujarat

On 11 September 2021, Vijay Rupani resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat.[14] Patel was unanimously elected as the BJP legislative party leader and Chief Minister elect of Gujarat on 12 September 2021 in the party legislature meeting at Gandhinagar.[7] He sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 13 September 2021.[15] On 08th February, 2022 he launched a new Gujarat IT/ITeS policy 2022-2027. [16]

See also


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  2. ^ "BJP MLA Bhupendra named new Gujarat chief minister". The Times of India.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "એ કારણો જેના લીધે ગુજરાતના મુખ્ય મંત્રી બનાવાયા". BBC News ગુજરાતી (in Gujarati). Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Who Is Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel? 5 Points On New Gujarat Chief Minister". Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  5. ^ "(Criminal & Asset Declaration)". Our Neta. 12 September 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Who is Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel, Gujarat CM, first-time MLA and minister?". Hindustan Times. 12 September 2021. Retrieved 13 September 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ a b c d "BJP MLA Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel named new Gujarat chief minister". The Times of India. 12 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Arnimesh, Shanker (13 September 2021). "New Gujarat CM Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel is engineer, builder, Dada Bhagwan devotee who 'has no enemies'". ThePrint. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Mr.SHREE Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel". National eVidhan Application. Retrieved 12 September 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel is new chief minister of Gujarat; to take oath on Monday". The Economic Times. 12 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Gujarat Elections: BJP's Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel to contest from Ghatlodiya". The New Indian Express.
  12. ^ "Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: BJP's Patel Rajnikant wins from Ghatlodia constituency". Times Now.
  13. ^ Edwin, Tina. "Himachal and Gujarat: How the BJP and Congress fared". The Hindu: Business Line.
  14. ^ "After Vijay Rupani Stunner, BJP In a Huddle; New Guj CM to Take Oath Monday?". News18. 11 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel Oath Ceremony: Bhupendrabhai Rajnikantbhai Patel takes oath as 17th chief minister of Gujarat | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. 14 September 2021. Retrieved 17 September 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "CM Patel launches new IT policy as Gujarat prepares for technological revolution". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
Political offices Preceded byVijay Rupani Chief Minister of Gujarat 13 September 2021 – present Incumbent