Ahmedabad. In Gujarat, the swearing-in of the new cabinet scheduled for Wednesday has also been postponed due to political turmoil in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). According to the information received, the banners that were put up were torn down. Gujarat's new Chief Minister Bhupinder Patel has already been sworn in. His cabinet was to be sworn in today. It is now being reported that the swearing-in of new ministers will take place at 1.30pm on Thursday.
Earlier on Tuesday, a BJP Gujarat unit spokesperson Yamal Vyas had said that his names will be announced at the swearing-in ceremony of ministers as part of the process. Discussions in the party have intensified over whether Nitin Patel will be retained in the new cabinet. Nitin Patel was the deputy CM in the Vijay Rupani-led cabinet. At the same time, speculations are rife about the retention of Rupani, senior cabinet ministers Bhupinder Singh Chudasma, RC Faldu and Kaushik Patel in the new cabinet.
In Gujarat, the BJP has started a row ahead of the cabinet expansion. Former CM Vijay Rupani, former deputy chief minister Nitin Patel and minister Bhupendra Singh Chudasama are said to be enraged. According to sources, the displeasure is over the cabinet expansion of newly appointed CM Bhupendra Patel. There were also reports that Nitin Patel had also met the veteran Congress leader and former CM Shankar Singh Vaghela on Tuesday night. The conversation lasted for a long time.