Ex-CM Vijay Rupani to not contest Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022

Ahmedabad, 9/11: Former Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and ex-deputy chief minister part of his government, Nitin Patel, on Wednesday announced that they won’t be contesting upcoming Assembly elections. The BJP leadership had removed the two senior BJP leaders from their posts along with entire cabinet last year in an unprecedented move and current chief minister Bhupendra Patel and other ministers were sworn in.

The announcement came as the BJP’s Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting in New Delhi was under way, where chief minister Bhupendra Patel and Gujarat BJP chief C R Paatil were also present. After the meeting, the BJP will announce its list of candidates.


66-year-old Rupani, a sitting MLA from Rajkot (West), announced that he had “conveyed his message of not contesting the polls to party leaders sometime ago.”

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