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VIJAYIn a surprising move, Vijay Rupani on Friday named as the chief minister of Gujarat replacing Anandiben Patel.

The official announcement of Rupani’s appointment made after the BJP legislative party meeting at 6 p.m.

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Let us have look at some of the little known facts relating to Vijay Rupani

  • He is a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly representing Rajkot West.
  • Vijay Rupani was born on 2 August 1956
  • He belongs to Jain Bania family
  • He joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and subsequently joined Jan Sangh in 1971
  • He has been associated with Bharatiya Janta Party since its establishment
  • He is the only minister in the present cabinet to have been jailed during the Emergency
  • He has served as a corporator in Rajkot and has been the mayor and then a member of Rajya Sabha
  • He holds a Bachelor of Arts and LLB degree