“Not Upset”: Ex Gujarat No. 2 Nitin Patel Stoic As BJP Springs Surprise

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Nitin Patel was being seen as one of many high contenders for the chief minister’s put up.

New Delhi:

As Gujarat prepares for a brand new Chief Minister and cupboard, former Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who was reportedly anticipating the highest job, has stored up a riveting sideshow together with his feedback starting from defiance and denial to grudging acceptance.

Nitin Patel’s title had been circulating as a candidate to exchange Vijay Rupani, who resigned as Gujarat Chief Minister on Saturday in an surprising BJP transfer. Nitin Patel, who belongs to the highly effective Patidar group, had even dropped heavy hints. But one other Patel — Bhupendra Patel — emerged because the get together’s shock alternative.

“I’m not upset,” Nitin Patel instructed information company ANI, after Bhupendra Patel referred to as on him in Ahmedabad this morning.

“I’ve been working in BJP since I was 18 and I will keep on working. Whether I get a position in the party or not, I will continue serving in the party,” he stated, describing the Chief Minister-designate as an “old family friend”.

On Sunday, because the BJP’s alternative turned official, Nitin Patel remarked at a perform he was not the one one to “miss the bus” and there have been “many others like him”.

He additionally declared that he had seen many ups and downs and no person might throw him out as he lived in folks’s hearts.

“I am not bothered about speculation. Bhupendrabhai is our own. He invited me to inaugurate his office as an MLA. He is my friend. I don’t care what people say or think. But, I am not in danger. Why? Because of you. I owe my existence to you” Mr Patel instructed a gathering at Mehsana.

Mr Patel had made his expectations clear when he stated earlier than the legislature get together assembly that the brand new Chief Minister needed to be “popular, strong, experienced, and the one who is known and acceptable to all”.

That particular person turned out to be Bhupendra Patel for the get together.

Mr Patel reportedly left the assembly early and was additionally not current when outgoing Chief Minister Vijay Rupani went together with his successor to the Governor’s home.

“There were many others who also missed the bus. I was not the only one. So do not look at this development in that way. It’s the party which makes decisions,” Mr Patel instructed reporters.

Asked why he left the legislators’ assembly early, he stated: “People indulge in wrong speculation. I had to attend this programme. I would have myself given it a pass if it was not of that much importance.”

Mr Patel stated he had obtained threats for his current remark that the Constitution and secularism will final so long as Hindus are in majority. “I never say anything which can be discarded easily. I have always worked as a shield to protect the government, officers, Chief Minister and state BJP chief. I endured all the attacks but never hit back. I say what is right, even if many people do not like it” he stated.

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