State BJP president Vijay Rupani is to be the new Gujarat Chief Minister, replacing Anandiben Patel who resigned earlier this week.
Nitin Patel, the senior-most minister in the Anandiben Patel cabinet, will be the Deputy Chief Minister.
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This was decided at a state party meeting, chaired by BJP President Amit Shah.
Nitin Patel was holding the health portfolio and is the state government spokesperson.
Here’s what Twitter reacted
Wishing Vijay Rupani JI All the very best as the C.M. Of Gujarat.More Power & energy to U to fulfill the vision of @narendramodi JI.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) August 5, 2016
So again sources proved wrong . Vijay Rupani new CM of Gujarat
— अमरेश आनन्द झा (@amaresh4) August 5, 2016
Congratulations to Sh Vijay Rupani ji for being nominated as CM of Gujarat. @vijayrupanibjp
— Ram Vilas Paswan (@irvpaswan) August 5, 2016