Nine ministers from the Anandiben Patel’s council – three cabinet and six junior ministers — were dropped. The key faces missing included Saurabh Patel, Raman Vora and the juinor home minister Rajni Patel.
Rupani, 61, who is close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, was named by the party as its candidate for the top post on Friday. Mr Patel, who till then was considered front-runner for the post, was named as the deputy chief minister.
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