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Vijay Rupani Biography

Vijay Rupani

Vijay Rupani

Current Position16th Chief Minister of Gujarat
Preceded byAnandiben Patel
ConstituencyRajkot West
Born2 August 1956
Political partyBhartiya Janata Party
Education QualificationBachelor of Arts and LLB
PortfolioGeneral Administration, Administrative reforms and training, Industries, Home, Mines and Minerals, Ports, Information and Broadcasting, Science and Technology, All policies, Climate Change, Planning, All matters not allotted to other Ministers

About Vijay Rupani

Vijay Rupani is an Indian politician who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is currently the chief minister of Gujarat. He represents Rajkot West Assembly constituency in Gujarat's state legislative assembly.

Personal Background

Vijay Rupani was born on 2 August 1956 to a Jain Bania family. He is a Bachelor of Arts degree holder. He has done LLB as well.

Professional Career

Vijay Rupani began his political career as a student activist. He joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and eventually the Jan Sangh in 1971. He has been with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since its inception. He is the only minister in the present cabinet of Gujarat to have been arrested during the Emergency era. He has served as the party's corporator in Rajkot. He has also served as the mayor and a member of Rajya Sabha.

Rupani was the chairman of manifesto committee during the term of former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel. He served as the general secretary of BJP's Gujarat unit and chairman of the Gujarat Finance Board during Narendra Modi's tenure as Gujarat's chief minister. Vijay Rupani was nominated by the BJP to contest the Rajkot West Assembly seat after the resignation of Vajubhai Vala. He won the bypoll by a convincing margin and got elected as an MLA for the first time in 2014. He was the state minister for transport, labor and employment, water supply before getting appointed as the chief minister of Gujarat on 5 August 2016. After assembly elections held in December, he won his constituency with major votes and became the CM of the state for the second time.

Last Updated on Jan 05, 2018 23 March, 2018.

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