CM of Gujarat: Bhupendra Patel Biography, Early life, Education and Political career

Publish Date: 12 Dec, 2022
CM of Gujarat: Bhupendra Patel Biography, Early life, Education and Political career

Patidar community leader Bhupendra Patel will take oath again as the 18th Chief Minister of Gujarat today. He defeated the Congress candidate from the Ghatlodiya seat by a margin of 1.92 lakh votes. In the oath ceremony of the Chief Minister, 20 cabinet ministers will also take oath along with him. Let’s take a look at his biography.

Bhupendra Patel Biography

Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister of Gujarat since September 2021. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He started his political career in municipal bodies of Ahmedabad before being elected a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly representing the Ghatlodia constituency in 2017.

Bhupendra Patel Education and Early life

Bhupendrabhai Patel was born to a Gujarati family in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Bhupendrabhai Patel received Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Government Polytechnic, Ahmedabad in April 1982. He has been associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He is a builder by profession. He is a trustee of Sardardham Vishwa Patidar Kendra and a chairman of the standing committee of Vishwa Umiya Foundation. He is a follower of the Akram Vignan Movement founded by Dada Bhagwan. His wife's name is Sheetal Patel, he has a son, whose name is Anuj Patel, and his daughter-in-law's name is Devasi Patel. Bhupendra Bhai Patel also has a brother named Ketan Patel.

Bhupendra Patel's Political Career

Bhupendra Patel joined Politics in 1995. Patel was a member of Memnagar Nagarpalika in 1995–1996, 1999-2000, and 2004–2006. He was the President of Memnagar Nagarpalika in 1999–2000. He was a Vice Chairman of the school board of Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) from 2008 to 2010. He was a councilor from Thaltej Ward from 2010 to 2015. He was the chairman of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) from 2015 to 2017. He also served as a chairman of the Standing Committee of AMC.

Patel became a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly for the Ghatlodia constituency after winning the 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections, running against Shashikant Patel of the Indian National Congress. He won by a record margin of 1,17,000 votes. He was elected again from the Ghotlodia constituency in the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election as a BJP candidate defeating his nearest rival and Indian National Congress candidate Amiben Yagnik by a margin of 1.92 lakh votes.

Terms as Chief Minister

Bhupendra Patel is the first Chief Minister who hails from Kadva Patel Community. On 11 September 2021, Vijay Rupani resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat. Patel was unanimously elected as the BJP legislative party leader and Chief Minister-elect of Gujarat on 12 September 2021 in the party legislature meeting at Gandhinagar. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 13 September 2021.

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