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Gujarat polls: Major reshuffle in cabinet, Rajendra Trivedi stripped off Revenue department


With a few months left for the Assembly elections in Gujarat, the state government made a major rejig in the cabinet on Saturday night.

The Revenue Department has been taken away from Rajendra Trivedi while Road and Building Ministry has been taken away from Purnesh Modi. Both Ministries will now be held by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.

According to the state government notification, Trivedi will continue to hold Law and Justice, Disaster Management, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs ministries departments while Purnesh Modi will hold Transport, Civil Aviation, Tourism and Pilgrimage Development Ministries.

Harsh Rameshkumar Sanghavi has been given the charge of Revenue Ministry as Minister of State (MoS) while Jagdish Ishwar Panchal has been given the charge of Road and Building ministry as Minister of State (MoS).

Pertinent to mention, Rajendra Trivedi who has been removed from the revenue department is considered to be the number 2 in the Gujarat government. When Bhupendra Patel took oath as the Chief Minister, it was Trivedi who took oath immediately after him.

During his tenure as the Revenue Minister, Trivedi had conducted surprise inspections of many offices of the department. He remained in news due to his sudden inspections.

Both Rajendra Trivedi and Purnesh Modi are among the ten Cabinet Ministers in the Bhupendra Patel government. Patel replaced Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister last September, following the entire Gujarat cabinet was asked to resign by the top BJP leadership.

Assembly elections in Gujarat are slated for December this year.


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