Gujarat: Bhupendra Patel to Take Oath as CM on December 12

8 December, 2022 | Pranay Lad

Bhupendra Patel Top News

As the BJP swept the Assembly elections with an unprecedented majority, state BJP chief CR Paatil said on Thursday that the next CM of Gujarat would be sworn in at 2 pm on December 12.

The oath-taking event will include participation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

For the second time, Bhupendra Patel will take the oath of office as Gujarat’s chief minister. On September 12th, 2021, he won his first election as the BJP legislative party leader.

“The CM of Gujarat will take the oath on December 12 at 2:00. Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, and PM Modi will participate in the swearing-in ceremony “After the trends indicated the BJP had a majority in the state, enabling it to form the government for the seventh time in the state, CR Paatil said during a joint press conference with Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.

He declared, “Bhupendra Patel would serve as the chief minister once more.”

Patel assured the audience of the BJP’s dedication to public service and stated that the party humbly acknowledges the mandate of the people of Gujarat.

“Election outcomes in Gujarat are fairly obvious. The decision has been made by the public to continue Gujarat’s development journey. We gratefully embrace the people’s will. Every BJP employee is dedicated to serving the public “declared the chief minister.

The BJP has won 11 seats so far and is in the lead with 156 seats, according to the Election Commission’s most recent trends as of 2 p.m. If this position holds, it will be a historic triumph for the party.

If the BJP is successful in winning 156 seats in the state, it will break two records: the 127 seats it won in the 2002 Assembly elections, which was the highest number ever for the party; and the 149 seats the Madhav Singh Solanki government won in the Gujarat Assembly elections in 1985, which was the highest number ever.

The exit polls had predicted that the BJP would win a commanding majority and take office for the seventh time in the state.

Beginning on Thursday at 8 am, the counting of ballots for the Gujarat Assembly elections has begun.

In Gujarat, the counting started at 37 centres in 33 districts.

182 counting observers, 182 election officials, and 494 assistant election officers are on duty for the counting process, according to Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer P Bharathi. For the purpose of counting the votes, 78 additional assistant election officers will be present. In addition, 71 extra Assistant Election Officers have been given responsibility for the electronic transmission of postal ballots in the previous elections.

Gujarat held two rounds of assembly elections on December 1 and 5, respectively.

By the end of the second phase of the Gujarat elections, the approximate voter turnout in Gujarat was 59.11%.

A total turnout of 63.14 per cent was recorded in Gujarat during the first round of voting on December 1. On November 12, voting for 68 assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh took place.

The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been clearly winning, according to exit polls, in Gujarat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi served as Gujarat’s Chief Minister for the longest period of time before becoming the country’s leader. The BJP has ruled Gujarat for 27 years. In the most recent assembly elections in 2017, Congress fought hard against the BJP, which was in power. AAP might ruin the game for Congress, though, by significantly reducing their percentage of the vote.