Amit Shah protégé Vijay Rupani named the new Gujarat CM

Who can better tell than Vijay Rupani that patience pays dividends. Just three days after his 60th birthday, the low profile BJP leader was chosen as the new chief minister of Gujarat after his predecessor Anandiben Patel quit from office midway

FP Staff August 06, 2016 10:58:36 IST
Who can better tell than Vijay Rupani that patience pays dividends. Just three days after his 60th birthday, the low profile BJP leader was chosen as the new chief minister of Gujarat after his predecessor Anandiben Patel quit from office midway. PTI
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Who can better tell than Vijay Rupani that patience pays dividends. Just three days after his 60th birthday, the low profile BJP leader was chosen as the new chief minister of Gujarat after his predecessor Anandiben Patel quit from office midway. PTI
Nitin Patel, Deputy Chief Minister (on the right) name gained more circulation. But in the end, it was Rupani with his non-controversial, low-profile and sincere organisational man credentials which prevailed. PTI
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Nitin Patel, Deputy Chief Minister (on the right) name gained more circulation. But in the end, it was Rupani with his non-controversial, low-profile and sincere organisational man credentials which prevailed. PTI
There was intense speculation in the past two days as to who would get to head the Gujarat government between the two of them. However, Nitin got too optimistic and by Friday afternoon he even started publicly accepting congratulations and spoke to news channels as if he was going to be the next chief minister. PTI 
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There was intense speculation in the past two days as to who would get to head the Gujarat government between the two of them. However, Nitin got too optimistic and by Friday afternoon he even started publicly accepting congratulations and spoke to news channels as if he was going to be the next chief minister. PTI 
For Vijay Rupani, his Jain Bania background suddenly became his asset. But the biggest of all the plus points, which went in his favour was that he had absolute trust of Shah. PTI 
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For Vijay Rupani, his Jain Bania background suddenly became his asset. But the biggest of all the plus points, which went in his favour was that he had absolute trust of Shah. PTI