Chief ministerial hopefuls of Gujarat

If Vijay Rupani does not continue as the chief minister, there are a number of BJP leaders who could step into his shoes

GN Bureau | December 19, 2017


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Would Vijay Rupani continue as the chief minister of Gujarat? If not, then who would succeed him.

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning in Gujarat, albeit with fewer seats as compared to its 2012 victory, it is to be seen whether the party opts for continuity or decides to have a fresh face as CM.

The decision is important in view of the inroads made by the Congress and the victory of young leaders like Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani.

Let us see who all are part of the buzz:

Vijay Rupani:
He took over from Anandiben Patel. He is the first incumbent chief minister since Narendra Modi to contest elections. However, the party got 99 seats compared to 115 in 2012.

Smriti Irani:
She is textiles and I&B minister in the Modi cabinet. She has strong leadership skills.

Mansukh Mandaviya:
He is the union minister for road transport & highways, shipping, chemical & fertilizers. He is a Patidar.

Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala:
  He is currently governor of Karnataka.

Jitu Vaghani:  He is BJP’s Gujarat unit chief who succeeded Vijay Rupani. He retained Bhavnagar (west) constituency.

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