Chief Guest

The Chief Guest

Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel

Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of  Gujarat

Shri Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel was sworn-in as Gujarat’s 17th Chief Minister on September 13, 2021. Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel began his political journey as a member in Memnagar municipality and got elected as MLA from Ghatlodia constituency (Ahmedabad) in 2017 Gujarat assembly elections.

Shri Patel has extensive experience in administration, having served as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), and Corporator for Thaltej ward from 2010 to 2015. He began his political career in 1995, when he was appointed as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of Memnagar municipality. He served the municipality for over a decade, becoming Chairman of the local body during 1999-2000 and 2004-2006.

He has also served as the Vice Chairman of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation School Board between 2008 and 2010. Later on, he served as a corporator from Thaltej ward from 2010 to 2015. During this tenure, he served as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).

In 2015, he was appointed as the chairman of Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA). In 2017, Shri Patel became a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the first time, by winning the election from Ghatlodia constituency with a wide margin of 1,17,000 votes.

Born on July 15, 1962, in Ahmedabad, Shri Patel holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from Government Polytechnic, Ahmedabad. A firm believer of ‘service before self,’ Shri Patel has been an active social worker since early age. He is also an active member of Pandit Deendayal Library managed by RSS at Memnagar.

In his new role as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendra Patel sees a huge opportunity to serve the citizens of Gujarat and is committed to set new benchmarks of good governance in the state.

Beyond politics, Shri Patel enjoys playing badminton and cricket. He is a follower of Akram Vignan Movement founded by Dada Bhagwan. Shri Patel is also serving as trustee at Sardar Dham and World Umiya Foundation.