Gandhinagar, Dec 12: Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel & his 16 members of cabinet took oath on Monday in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi & other dignitaries. Patel has been sworn in as Chief Minister for the second time.
It is the smallest cabinet with 17 members including Chief Minister himself. According to the Sarkaria Commission, Chief Minister has the prerogative to have cabinet of 25 ministers and so there is a possibility that sooner or later cabinet will be expanded. Some districts and community have yet not got representation in the cabinet. Others, who have been sworn in as cabinet ministers, are Kanubhai Desai, Raghavji Patel, Rishikesh Patel, Balvantsinh Rajput, Kunvarji Bavalia, Mulubhai Bera, Dr. Kuber Dindor & Bhanuben Babariya.