While claiming he was not upset, a teary-eyed Nitin Patel said, 'the BJP has done a lot for me. The reports of my being upset are not true.'
Patel arrived at the party's headquarters, Shree Kamalam in Gandhinagar for the state BJP legislative party meet which is being held to discuss the leadership issue
State party chief Patil is said to have told leadership of CM’s declining popularity.
When Anandiben Patel resigned as chief minister in August 2016, there was talk that Nitin Patel would succeed her, but in a last-minute decision, Vijay Rupani was chosen for the top post.
Gujarat Deputy CM says talks about Constitution, secularism will last only till Hindus are majority in India
Addressing an event organised by the VHP, Nitin Patel added that he was not talking about all the Muslims or Christians, as a large number of them are patriots.
The Gujarat Freedom Of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021 which claims to penalise 'forcible or fraudulent religious conversion through marriage,' was notified by the BJP government on June 15 this year.
Speaking to reporters, C R Paatil gave a thumbs up to the leadership of Vijay Rupani-Nitin Patel duo.
Gujarat govt to study laws of other states before taking decision on population control: Dy CM Nitin Patel
Patel's statement comes at a time when UP govt has introduced a population control bill draft that states that people with more than two children will be debarred from contesting local bodies poll
People found guilty of spreading rumours and false information against vaccines will face strict action under the Epidemic Diseases Act, said Patel, who handles the health portfolio.
Surat police arrested 19 more persons, accused of holding violent protests against the film in the city two days ago.
The decision was taken at a meeting supervised by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Ahmedabad.