Gujarat: Rupani meets Guv to stake claim; swearing-in tomorrow

Gandhinagar: Chief Minister designate Vijay Rupani today met Gujarat Governor O P Kohli to stake claim to form the new government, a day after he was elected by BJP MLAs as their leader.

After staking claim, BJP state in-charge Dinesh Sharma announced that Rupani will take oath tomorrow at 12.40 PM.

Rupani, Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister designate Nitin Patel, and other state leaders met the Governor. However, incumbent chief minister Anandiben Patel was absent.

"We have told the Governor that the BJP Legislature has endorsed the names of Vijay Rupani as new Chief Minister and Nitin Patel as Deputy Chief Minister," Sharma said after the meeting.

"The Governor has given his go ahead for the oath taking ceremony which will be held tomorrow at 12.40 PM," Sharma said.