Ahead of Gujarat polls, CM Bhupendra Patel makes big changes in his cabinet

Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly polls, CM Bhupendra Patel announced major changes on Saturday in portfolio allocations in his cabinet.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel makes big changes in his cabinet (File Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CM Bhupendra Patel stripped cabinet ministers Rajendra Trivedi and Purnesh Modi of their portfolios
  • Harsh Sanghavi has been given the additional responsibility of Revenue department
  • Jagdish Panchal has been given responsibility for the Road and Building department

In a sudden development, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Saturday stripped cabinet ministers Rajendra Trivedi and Purnesh Modi of their portfolios. This comes just months ahead of the state Assembly elections, scheduled for later this year.

Rajendra Trivedi and Purnesh Modi were divested of their Revenue and the Road and Building portfolios, respectively.

Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi has been given the additional responsibility of Revenue while Minister of State for Industries and Forest and Environment, Jagdish Panchal has been given responsibility for the Road and Building department.

Presently, Rajendra Trivedi holds the ministries of Disaster Management, Law and Justice, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs, while Purnesh Modi holds Transport, Civil Aviation, Tourism and Pilgrimage Development.

Officially it is being said that the decision has been taken to reduce the workload on the two ministers by reducing the departments, sources said.

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