It was a matter of great relief and satisfaction in the BJP cadre that the High command picked up a popular man in Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister and to pay prominence to Patels, Nitin Patel was picked up as his deputy in the Gujarat State. The responsibility of making Gujarat a role model of India fell in the hands of Rupani and BJP tried all its best to make the balancing act in a perfect manner. All well that ends well is true as far as the changes were made when BJP is eyeing on 2017 polls to pick from where they have left in the past. It is notable that Vijay is a first time MLA and can play a significant role in making Dalits and Patels pacified in the remaining months to bring the confidence and faith the people of Gujarat were having from Narendra Modi’s time. His deputy hails from Mehsana the place that saw the Patidar stir in the past. And one more feature of picking up CM and deputy CM is that the party had not gone for a Kadva Patel instead of a Leuva Patel only to pave for peaceful existence and that can bring the things to move in proper direction and bring back the past glory.
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