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Security Increases At Nitin Patel's Home, Amid Gujarat's Next CM Announcement

The imposition of heavy security came ahead of the announcement for the next Chief Minister in Gujarat.

Photo Credit : Nitin Patel/Twitter


Amid the political turmoil in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, Police have increased the security at Deputy Chief Minister (CM) Nitin Patel's residence, a day after the BJP leader resigned from the post of CM. 

The imposition of heavy security came ahead of the announcement for the next Chief Minister in Gujarat. 

According to the sources, the teams of bomb detection and disposal squad and Advance Security Checks have been placed, which are normally part of CM security protocol.

Meanwhile, Patel on Saturday, while talking to the media, said that the Gujarat CM needs to be the one who is experienced, popular, and who can bring everyone together. 

He also addressed the media speculations that he will be made the next CM. He said the BJP high command is going to decide who will be the Chief Minister of Gujarat. 

Patel has been serving as the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat since 5 August 2016. He is also the Minister for Health, Medical Education, Family Welfare, Road and Building, Capital Project.

Formerly, he had served as the Water Supply Minister, Urban Development and Urban Housing, Minister for Water Resources.  

Nitin Patel got elected from Mehsana in 2012 and 2017 to Gujarat Legislative Assembly. 

After the political crisis in Uttarakhand and Karnataka over the Chief Minister post, BJP leader Vijay Rupani stepped down as Chief Minister of Gujarat, on Saturday evening. 

Rupani submitted his resignation to the Governor of Gujrat, Acharya Devvrat. This came as an unexpected move, amid the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Election in early next year. 

Vijay Rupani is the fourth Chief Minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to step down in recent months. In the month of July this year, BS Yediyurappa resigned as Karnataka CM. Meanwhile, the controversy in Uttarakhand, where Tirath Singh Rawat quit barely four months after replacing Trivendra Rawat.



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