8 Cabinet Ministers, 2 Ministers of State with independent charge, 6 State Level Ministers also take oath
Presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and National President Shri J. P. Nadda
Presence of Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, Union Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh along with more than 10 Union Ministers
Special presence of chief ministers of BJP ruled states and NDA’s support parties like Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Goa Chief Minister Shri Pramod Sawant
Gandhinagar, Monday: The Governor of Gujarat Shri Acharya Devvrat administered the oath to Shri Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second time.
In this swearing-in ceremony held in the presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to 8 cabinet level ministers and 2 state level ministers with independent charge and 6 ministers as state level ministers.
Shri Kanu Desai, Shri Rushikesh Patel, Shri Raghavji Patel, Shri Balvantsinh Rajput, Shri Kunvarji Bavaliya, Shri Mulu Bera, Shri Kuber Dindor and Smt. Bhanu Babariya took oath of office and secrecy as Cabinet Ministers before the Governor.
While Shri Harsh Sanghavi (Independent Charge), Shri Jagdish Vishwakarma (Independent Charge) as well as Shri Purushottam Solanki, Shri Bachubhai Khabad, Shri Mukesh Patel, Shri Praful Panseriya, Shri Bhikhusinh Parmar and Shri Kunvarji Halpati took oath as Ministers of the State level.
National President of Bharatiya Janata Party Shri J.P. Nadda attended this ceremony. Union Council of Ministers Shri Amit Shah, Shri Rajnath Singh, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Shri Bhupendra Yadav, Shri Parshottam Rupala, Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey, Shri Faggan Singh Kulsate, Smt. Darshana Jardosh, Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Dr. Mahendra Munjapara, Shri Ramdas Athawale, Smt. Anupriya Patel etc. were also present.
Chief Ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states Shri Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Prema Khandu of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami of Uttarakhand, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana, Shri Pramod Sawant of Goa, Shri Basavaraj Bommai of Karnataka, Shri Manik Saha of Tripura, Shri N. Birensingh of Manipur and Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma witnessed the swearing-in ceremony.
Among the Chief Ministers of the state governments of NDA supported parties, the Chief Ministers including Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Eknath Shinde participated on this occasion.
Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura Shri Jishnu Dev Varma, Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland Shri Yanthungo Patton, Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Chowna Mein and Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Dushyant Chautala etc. were also present.
State President of Gujarat BJP Shri C.R. Patil, former Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani, former Deputy Chief Minister Shri Nitin Patel, former Minister Shri Vaju Vala, former Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and former State President Shri R. C. Faldu and Shri Surendra Patel was also present.
In today’s swearing-in ceremony, former Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri B.S. Yediyurappa, ministers from other BJP-ruled states include Shri Keshab Mahanta of Assam, Shri B.C. Nagesh, Shri Byrati Basavaraj were also present.
BJP’s Central Election Committee member Shri Om Mathur, National General Secretaries Shri B. L. Santosh, Shri Dushyant Kumar Gautam, Shri C.T. Ravi, Shri Tarun Chugh and Shri Vinod Tawde, National Secretaries Shri Vinod Sonkar, Shri Om Prakash Dhurve, Smt. Vijaya Rahatkar, Dr. Alka Gurjar and Smt. Asha Lakra and Parliamentary Board Members Dr. Iqbal Singh Lalpura, Dr. Sudha Yadav and Dr. Satyanarayana Jatiya, National Vice Presidents were present on the occasion.
Among the national officials of Bharatiya Janata Party Shri Sudhir Gupta, Shri Rajkumar Chahar, Shri Lalsingh Arya, Shri Jamal Siddiqui, State President of Rajasthan Shri Satish Punia and State President of Assam Shri Bhabesh Kalita as well as highly respected saints of various religions and sects of the nation, Senior leaders, MPs, MLAs and well-wishers and citizens were present in large numbers.
The Chief Minister and Ministers met Saints-Mahants and received their blessings. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi also paid a courtesy visit to Saints-Mahantas and other dignitaries at the place of swearing-in ceremony. At the end, he also congratulated the newly appointed ministers.
Supporters and activists attended this swearing-in ceremony held at the helipad ground of Secretariat complex in large numbers. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi received a warm welcome with the cheers of Bharat Mataki Jai.
This swearing-in ceremony was conducted by the Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat