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Solanki’s demand for a better portfolio comes a few days after Patel reportedly got miffed after finance, urban development and petroleum portfolios were taken from him.
Unhappy over the earlier allotment, Nitin Patel had refrained from taking charge of the departments, prompting the top BJP leadership to swing into action to placate the senior Patidar leader.
The deputy chief minister was reportedly said to be miffed after finance, urban development and petroleum portfolios were taken from him.
Patel has been sulking since the announcement of portfolios in the new BJP government in the state, as he was given less significant responsibilities.
Virji Thummar said Patel would be made the chief minister, with the Congress' support, if he came with the required number of BJP MLAs.
Lalji Patel is the convener of the Sardar Patel Group (SPG) which had launched the Patidar quota agitation along with Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti.
The Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister continued to sulk over not being given key portfolios in the new Council of Ministers.
'Displeased' over departments, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel yet to take charge of portfolios
In the previous government, Patel used to handle important portfolios like finance and urban development which Saurabh Patel, while CM Vijay Rupani has kept the charge of urban department with himself
Patel was on Friday conspicuous by his absence in his office even as all the newly-appointed Cabinet colleagues took charge of their respective ministries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah, chief ministers of all BJP-ruled states and those governed by NDA allies are expected at the ceremony.
The decision was taken at a meeting supervised by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel sent their resignations to Governor O.P. Kohli, officials said.
Among those wanting to take Rupani's place are ministers from Gujarat in the Narendra Modi government, party sources said.
Both Rupani and Patel were at the second place in Rajkot West and Mehsana constituencies respectively.
Patel said any reservation over and above the existing 49 per cent limit is not possible to implement.