The 59-year-old Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel, the primary Ahmedabadi chief minister of Gujarat, can also be a first-time MLA, first-time minister and first Kadva Patel to take the CM’s chair seat.
Patel, an engineer and builder, can also be an ardent follower of the religious guru Dada Bhagwan, founding father of the Akram Vignan motion, a purification motion like what’s practised in Jainism. The religious basis has giant followers in Gujarat.
In keeping with a report in The Print, Bhupendra Patel was a frequent customer to the Dada Bhagwan Mandir in Ahmedabad and even when he went to satisfy Governor Acharya Devvrat because the newly elected chief of the BJP legislature social gathering, he stopped by on the late guru’s ‘Trimandir’ to hunt blessings.
Get together leaders and others who’ve labored with Patel say that he has humility and talent to work with anybody with out ego, like his guru, Dada Bhagwan.
“Dada Bhagwan Basis is a religious, non-profit organizations fashioned with the purpose of spreading peace, concord and supreme bliss to the world by means of the science of Akram Vignan – the science of Self Realization as expounded by the Gnani Purush Shree Ambalal Muljibhai Patel, fondly generally known as Param Pujya Dadashri or Dada Bhagwan,” its web site states.
“The satsangs are in a question-answer format and includes of all kinds of questions starting from the subtlest religious to gross worldly points, issues or doubts. The satsangs and Gnan Vidhi are complimentary, open to the general public at giant with none discrimination of caste, coloration, faith or creed,” it provides.
Bhupendra Patel’s members of the family mentioned that he’s generally known as Dada, which suggests elder brother, amongst his family members and associates. His daughter-in-law additionally mentioned that he’s a diehard devotee of Bhagwan Dada and shortly after his elevation to the highest submit, Patel visited the temple of Bhagwan Dada yesterday night.
Born in Ahmedabad, Patel is an MLA from the Ghatlodia seat, beforehand held by former chief minister and now Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel. He gained the seat by over 1.17 lakh votes in 2017, the best margin in that ballot. Ghatlodia is a part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency represented by Shah.
Patel, who holds a diploma in civil engineering, has served as Ahmedabad municipal councillor and because the chairperson of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Company and Ahmedabad City Growth Authority. He’s additionally a trustee at Patidar organisations Sardardham and Vishwa Umiya Basis. With state Meeting polls scheduled in December 2022, the BJP is banking on Bhupendra Patel, a Patidar, to guide the social gathering. Within the 2017 Meeting elections, BJP gained 99 of the 182 seats and Congress received 77.
Patel has by no means held a ministerial submit, similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was by no means a minister when he grew to become Gujarat CM 20 years in the past. Modi was sworn in as CM on October 7, 2001, and have become an MLA on February 24, 2002, by profitable the Rajkot seat bypoll. Gujarat BJP chief C R Paatil mentioned Patel’s work on the grass root-level, his maintain on the cooperative sector, affiliation with social gathering staff and administrative skills have been among the many components that led to his elevation.