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Nitin Patel Not Miffed, Takes Charge As Deputy CM Of Gujarat

Written By Annanya Johari | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Nitin Patel takes charge as Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister in Gandhinagar
  • Earlier on Saturday, the deputy chief minister was reportedly said to be miffed after his previous portfolios were taken from him. 
  • Following this, Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said the deputy chief minister should join the Congress party

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Sunday took charge of the ministries allotted to him, putting an end to increasing rumours and reports which suggested a growing divide in the newly-inducted Gujarat Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

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Earlier in the day, while speaking at a press conference in the state, Patel said,

"I will go to the Secretariat and take charge of the ministries today. I have been assured that I will be given suitable departments. I also talked to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah over the phone and I thank him for the assurance."

Earlier on Saturday, the deputy chief minister was reportedly said to be miffed after finance, urban development and petroleum portfolios were taken from him. 

In the previous government, Nitin Patel handled portfolios like finance and urban development, but in the current Cabinet, he has been allotted charge of departments like road and building and health.

READ: 'Displeased' Gujarat Dy CM Yet To Take Charge Of Portfolios

READ: Hardik Patel Says Nitin Patel Should Join Congress 'with 10 BJP MLAs'

Furthermore, rumours increased after Nitin Patel failed to assume office in the Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar on Friday even as many ministers took charge.READ: BJP Fumes After Hardik Asks Nitin Patel To Join Congress

Following this, Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said the deputy chief minister should join the Congress party if he can manage to bring along 10 BJP MLAs.

The BJP, however, rejected the proposal saying their party leaders were loyal and could not be lured by anyone.

(With inputs from ANI)

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