New Delhi, Dec 26: he new government led by Vijay Rupani would take the oath of office and secrecy at a grand ceremony in Gandhinagar today in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and a galaxy of senior BJP leaders and chief ministers of NDA-ruled states.Along with Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel, several others are also expected to be sworn-in by Governor O P Kohli. Here are the LIVE updates:
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PM Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, chief ministers of all BJP-ruled states and those governed by NDA allies are expected to attend the ceremony, Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani said.
He said several Union ministers and senior leaders of the party have also been invited, besides saints and religious leaders of different faiths, Vaghani said.
Apart from Rupani and Nitin Patel, six to nine Cabinet and around 15 ministers of state are expected to take oath, party sources said.
"Most of the senior leaders who were ministers in the last government are expected to make it to the ministry," sources said.
The names doing the rounds for Cabinet berths are Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Kaushik Patel, Ganpat Vasava, Dilip Thakor, Babubhai Bokhiria and Pradeepsinh Jadeja.
Some new faces are likely to be inducted as ministers of state.
News24Bureau with Agencies