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Vijaykumar Ramniklal Rupani

Vijaykumar Ramniklal Rupani

Chief Minister, BJP, Rajkot West, MP, MLA, Gujarat, India

 

Vijaykumar Ramniklal Rupani is the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was born on 2-08-1956 to Mayaben and Ramniklal Rupani in Rangoon, Burma. He was the seventh and youngest son of the couple. His family moved to Rajkot in 1960 due to political instability in Burma.

He studied Bachelor of Arts from Dharmendrasinhji Arts College in 1977 and LLB in 1980 from Saurashtra University.

He is a partner in a trading firm Rasiklal & Sons, founded by his father. He had worked as a stockbroker.

He started his career as a Student activist associated with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and subsequently joined Jan Sangh in 1971.

He has been associated with Bharatiya Janta Party(BJP) since its establishment. He was a Pracharak of RSS from 1978 to 1981. He was elected as a Corporator of Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) in 1987 and became the Chairman of the Drainage Committee.

He became the Chairman of the Standing Committee of RMC from 1988 to 1996. He was again elected to RMC in 1995. He served as the Mayor of Rajkot from 1996 to 1997. He became the General Secretary of Gujarat BJP.

He was also the Chairman of the Gujarat Government’s ‘Manifesto Implementation Committee’, from 1998 to 2002. He was appointed as Chairman of Gujarat Tourism Corporation in 2006.

He was a Member of Parliament(MP), Rajya Sabha from 2006 to 2012, Gujarat. He served as BJP’s Gujarat Unit General Secretary four times and Chairman of the Gujarat Municipal Finance Board in 2013 during the chief ministership of Narendra Modi.

In the 2014 Bypoll, he was elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly(MLA) from Rajkot West, Gujarat. In 2015, He was inducted into the Cabinet of former CM Anandiben Patel and became Minister of Transport, Water Supply, Labour and Employment. He was the BJP State President, Gujarat from February 2016 to August 2016.

He is serving as Chief Minister of Gujarat since 2016. Again he won the Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA) in 2017 from the Rajkot West constituency of BJP.

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Emailvijaybhairupani@gmail.com

Contact number:+91-079 23259509

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02-08-1956

Born in Rangoon

Burma

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1977

Bachelor of Arts

from Dharmendrasinhji Arts College 

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1980

LLB

from Saurashtra University.

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Member of ABVP

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Joined in the RSS

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1971

Joined in the Jan Sangh

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1978-1981

Pracharak

of RSS

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1980

Joined in the BJP

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1987

Corporator

 of Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC)

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Chairman

of Drainage Committee.

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1988-1996

Chairman

 of Standing Committee of RMC

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1996-1997

Mayor

 of Rajkot Constituency

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General Secretary

of Gujarat BJP

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1998-2002

Chairman

 of Gujarat Government’s Manifesto Implementation Committee

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2006

Chairman

 of Gujarat Tourism Corporation

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2006-2012

Member of Parliament(MP)

of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat 

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Unit General Secretary

of BJP’s Gujarat  elected as four times

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2013

Chairman

 of the Gujarat Municipal Finance Board

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2013

Minister

 of Transport, Water Supply, Labour and Employment.

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2014

MLA

from Rajkot West, Gujarat

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February 2016 to August 2016

BJP State President

in Gujarat

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2016

Chief Minister

of Gujarat

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2017

MLA

of from Rajkot West, Gujarat