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telegraphindia.com 15 Sep, 2021 01:15 am

Central tax: Gujarat command change

Central tax: Gujarat command change
The BJP is hoping that with Bhupendra Patel’s elevation, it has succeeded in deflecting public anger, especially from within the Patidar community

/ / Editorial: Central tax Editorial: Central tax The BJP is hoping that with Bhupendra Patel’s elevation, it has succeeded in deflecting public anger, especially from within the Patidar community Bhupendra Patel.That seems to be the signal emanating from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to change yet another of its serving chief ministers — Gujarat is the third state after Uttarakhand and Karnataka to do so — with Bhupendra Patel taking on the baton from Vijay Rupani.Gujarat Vijay Rupani Bhupendra Patel Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Patidar Community Editorial Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Copyright © 2020 The Telegraph.The BJP would be hoping that with Mr Patel’s elevation, it has succeeded in deflecting the public anger, especially from within the Patidar community which, on account of its influence and numbers, has traditionally been an important electoral constituency in the state.

The choice of the new chief minister’s — they are, often, vassals with minimal political weight of their own — is indicative of the fact that in spite of its zeal to create a Congress-mukt Bharat, the BJP is increasingly mirroring the Congress’s inner party structure with a domineering high command of its own.‘Sabka Vikas’, the prime minister’s heartening rhetoric of inclusivity, is turning out to be another  Headline:    with the BJP toeing the traditional strategy of appeasing dominant caste groups such as the Patidars in Gujarat.

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