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Six Patidars, one woman in Gujarat council of ministers

Six Patidars, one woman in Gujarat council of ministers

Governor OP Kohli will administer the oath to Rupani and his ministers. Rupani and Patel were elected the leader and deputy leader of the state legislature party on Friday to lead the government as chief minister and deputy chief minister.

Three of the ministers in the newly-formed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat have criminal cases against them, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) released on Tuesday.

Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Ram Vilas Paswan, Dr Harsh Wardhan and Ananth Kumar graced the swearing-in ceremony.

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He had also become the chief finance handler of JeM in Kashmir and regularly received funds from across the border, said sources. Defence spokesperson Rajesh Kalia told The Indian Express that Tantray was on the Army's "wanted list" also.

Among those who lost, two were cabinet ministers - Dalit leader Aatmaram Parmar and Chiman Shapariya.

BJP ally Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar also attended along with his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi.

Once a BJP fortress, it has swung against the party these elections, but has managed maximum representation with seven ministers.

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CHRISTMAS: Snow in the morning (mix to snow along the shore), partial clearing during the afternoon, and becoming windy and cold. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in Marion County from 9 p.m. this evening through noon on Christmas Eve.

"Congratulations to Vijay Rupani, Nitin Patel and all those who took oath as Ministers".

Out of the total 19 ministers who took oath of office today, six belong to Patidar community, five to Other Backward Class (OBCs), three to Scheduled Tribes (ST), three to Kshatriyas, one to Scheduled Caste and one to Brahmin. Sources said that senior party leaders met Amit Shah to finalise the names of the ministers in Rupani's cabinet. BJP bagged 99 seats, whereas the Congress put up an improved performance and secured 77 seats.

"Political leaders, Chief Ministers of various states, our esteemed NDA allies and respected former Chief Ministers of Gujarat joined the occasion, making it even more special", the Prime Minister said.

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Ton-up Rohit Sharma led India to a massive 88-run win in the second T20I at Indore to win the three-match series 2-0 on Friday. The first over (I bowled) was slow in the air, but the wicket was good to bat on and the ball was coming on nicely.

Bokhiriya had defeated Congress veteran Arjun Modhvadia, albeit by a narrow margin of just 1855 votes, while Kakadiya - a prominent Patidar leader - had scored an impressive third-term victory, winning his Thakkarbapa Nagar seat with a margin of over 34000 votes.


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