In Gujarat, Bharatiya Janata Party registered a historic win on 8 December by winning 156 seats in the Gujarat Assembly elections. Now the focus has shifted to government formation.
Some of the legislators who are in the race to get cabinet-rank berths in Bhupendra Patel’s cabinet include former health minister and chairman of Banas Dairy, Shankar Chaudhary, Rushikesh Patel, Purnesh Modi, Raghavji Patel, Kanu Desai, Kirit Singh Rana, Shambhunath Tundiya, Ganpat Vasava, Jayesh Radadiya, Kunvarji Bavaliya, and Jeetu Vaghani.
The ministers who are likely to become state Ministers are Harsh Sanghvi, Jagdish Vishwakarma, Amit Thakar, Alpesh Thakor, Mohan Dhodia, RC Patel, J V Kakadiya, Akshay Patel, Rivaba Jadeja, Malti Maheshwari, Darshana Deshmukh, Shailesh Bhabhor, Bachchubhai Khabad, Bharat Patel
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party will hold a meeting on Saturday with all BJP MLAs in Gandhinagar to pick a name for the chief minister’s post.