Senior Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bhupendra Patel will be the new chief minister of Gujarat, the party decided on Sunday in its meeting.
The MLA from Ahmedabad's Ghatlodia, Patel was earlier Chairman of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority.
"Bhupendra Patel elected as the new leader of BJP legislative party," Union minister Tomar said adding that the swearing-in will take place soon.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday (11 September) resigned from his post. The resignation came over a year before the state will be headling to the polls at the end of 2022.
"I am a loyal soldier of the BJP and have resigned of my own accord. Nobody has asked me to do so. I will work to strengthen the organisation or whatever role the party leadership assigns me," he told the reporters after tendering the resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat.
With IANS Inputs