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Vijay Rupani Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Resignation | Who Is Gujarat’s Ex-Chief Minister Vijay Rupani? Bio, Wiki

Who is Vijay Rupani?

Vijay Rupani (full name – Vijaybhai Ramniklal Rupani), born 2 August 1956, is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat serving from 7 August 2016 to 11 September 2021 and is a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly representing Rajkot West.

Vijay Rupani resigns as Gujarat Chief Minister

Vijay Rupani Saturday resigned as Chief Minister of Gujarat, a year before the state Assembly elections. After tendering his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat, Rupani said he had willingly stepped down from the post after a decision in this regard was taken by the BJP in the “larger interest of Gujarat”.

Interacting with media persons outside Raj Bhavan after tendering his resignation, Rupani said, “With my resignation, the party’s new leadership will get an opportunity. And we will all take Gujarat to new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

When asked about his sudden resignation, Rupani said, “It is a natural process in our party. The party worker gets different responsibilities at different times. We do not call it a post, we call it a responsibility. Now, I will shoulder whatever responsibility the party gives me.”

Vijay Rupani Biography, Wiki

Since his childhood, Vijay Rupani has remained dedicated to the ideals of R.S.S. His style, culture, and nature are crystal clear. His career in the political field has remained as fruitful as that of a self-made social worker. He is born and brought up in a Jain family and the tradition, as well as culture of the ancestral nobility, are the stronger aspects of his personality.

He was born in Burma (Rangoon City), but the nurturing of his childhood and the construction of his qualitative career, took place at Rajkot. Through his ability to owe the responsibility and the instinct remained to undertake the challenges, he sharpened the edges of his effectiveness.

His performance is always luminous while attending to his assigned job. It may be for camps or shibir for Sangh or maybe the movement of Nav Nirman, either by the student’s struggle committee. Mr. Rupani never looked back, while performing with priority.

Though being a natural-born leader, he always preferred to remain in low profile. Even while maintaining synergic bonding with the party karyakartas at the root level, he also tried to strengthen his dialogues with himself.

He harnessed his strong willpower for the movement against corrupt practices and also handles faced by the organization of Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) utilizing his youthful energy in his college days. He was elected as the General Secretary (GS) of the Student Union in Dharmendrasinhji College with a substantial margin.

He also becomes the voice in the outcry of the Economically Backward Class Students. He led the agitation during his student days writing off the Fees, for the EBC Students.

Full NameVijay Ramniklal Rupani
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Politician
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Political Journey1971: Joined RSS and Jan Sangh.
2006-2012: Served as a member of Rajya Sabha.
2014: Became MLA from Rajkot West.
2016: On 7 August, became the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat.
2017: Again won the Gujarat Assembly Election from the Rajkot West constituency and retained the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weightin Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 146 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 August 1956
Age (as in 2017)61 Years
Birth PlaceRangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar)
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownRajkot
SchoolNot Known
College(s)/UniversitiesDharmendrasinhji Arts College, Rajkot, Gujarat
Saurashtra University, Gujarat https://89b1022d8a409c734dbc5c5fa377b88a.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Educational Qualification(s)Bachelor of Arts from Dharmendrasinhji Arts College
LLB from Saurashtra University
DebutIn 1971, when he joined RSS and Jan Sangh.
FamilyFather– Ramniklal Rupani
Mother– Mayaben
Siblings– 6
ReligionHindu
CasteJain Bania
AddressNirmala Convent Road, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Controversies• In 2011, SEBI had charged Vijay Rupani HUF, for “manipulative trades” by pump and dump.
• In November 2017, for creating the misleading appearance in the stocks, the SEBI issued
an ex parte order imposing a penalty of ₹ 1500000 to Vijay Rupani HUF.
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianNarendra Modi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAnjali
WifeAnjali (a member of BJP women wing)
ChildrenSon– Rushabh (an engineering student),   Pujit (died in an accident)
Daughter– Radhika

Vijay Rupani Wiki

Chairman ~ Menifesto Implementation Committee

Vijay Rupani took over as the Chairman of the Manifesto Implementation Committee from 1988 to 2002 and then his tenure as the chairman of tourism after 2006 helped to spread the scent of Gujarat all over the nation, attracted foreign tourists, and doubled the employment opportunities for the craftsmen of handicraft.

Rajya Sabha MP

From 2006 to 2012, Vijay Rupani was elected to Rajya Sabha and performed his duties as an MP very efficiently. During this period, he was appointed to the various committees of the Central Government like Water Resources Committee, Subordinate Legislation Committee, Human resources Development Committee, Paper laid on the Table Committee, Customs affairs, and Public Distribution Committee, Public Undertakings Committee, etc.

Chairman ~ Gujarat Municipal Finance Board

He was appointed the Chairman of the Gujarat Municipal Finance Board and led 159 Municipalities in the state towards development. Following his experience as a Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation and his administrative skills, he showed his new direction in Development to all the 159 Municipalities of Gujarat.

MLA Rajkot and Cabinet Minister in State Government

Vijaybhai got elected as MLA from Rajkot-69 constituency on 19-10-2014. Which proved his efficiency in understanding the tendency of the local mass. He took charge as the Minister of Transport and Water Supply, Labor and Employment Department on 19-11-2014.

The blubber about the delays in the works of Water Supply Started diminishing due to the efficient execution of work by Vijaybhai. He was successful in transforming the parched land into green-covered land and the situation of famine into the availability of plenty of water.

He also formulated, enacted, and implemented new labor laws for Shramyogis and schemes facilitating U-WIN Card for the deprived people. Vijaybhai is such a person who truly believes that ‘The action speaks louder than words.’

President for Gujarat BJP

19th February 2016, Friday is the birthday of our great warrior Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the second Sarsanghchalak respected Shri Golvalkarji (Guruji) of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. On this auspicious day, Shri Vijaybhai Rupani was appointed as party President, for Gujarat’s Bhartiya Janata Party.

Chief Minister of Gujarat State

Shri Vijaybhai Rupani took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat State at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar on 07 August 2016 at 12:00 pm Hrs.

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Vijay Rupani Controversy

In 2011, Vijay Rupani HUF entity sold shares worth about ₹ 35000 in Sarang Chemicals in a single transaction which was purchased in 2009 at about ₹ 63000, making a loss. The SEBI, the regulator, had charged 22 entities, including Vijay Rupani HUF, for “manipulative trades” by pump and dump.

In November 2017, the SEBI issued an ex parte order imposing a penalty of ₹ 1500000 to Vijay Rupani HUF for creating a misleading appearance in the stocks. Vijay Rupani HUF said that the penalty was imposed without giving an opportunity to be heard.

The SEBI said that the entity had failed to file a reply to their show cause notice in time. Later the Securities Appellate Tribunal set aside the penalty order and asked the SEBI to issue fresh order and hear all the entities.

Vijay Rupani Personal Life

Vijay Rupani is married to Anjali, who is also a member of the BJP women’s wing. The couple has a son; Rushabh, an engineering graduate, and a daughter, Radhika who is married. The couple lost their youngest son Pujit in an accident and have started the Pujit Rupani Memorial Trust for charity.

Some Interesting Facts About Vijay Rupani

  • He was born in Burma (now, Myanmar).
  • In 1960, due to political instability in Burma, his family moved to Rajkot.
  • His father founded a trading firm Rasiklal & Sons, and Rupani is a partner of the firm. 
  • Rupani also worked as a stockbroker.
  • Rupani started his political career as a student activist of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP- student political wing of BJP).
  • He entered into the serious politics in 1971 when he joined RSS and Jan Sangh. 
  • In 1976, he spent 11 months at the jails in Bhuj and Bhavnagar during the Emergency.
  • From 1978 to 1981, he worked as a Pracharak of RSS. 
  • In 2006, Rupani was appointed as a Chairman of Gujarat Tourism.
  • In August 2014, after Vajubhai Vala resigned as the MLA from Rajkot West (as he was appointed as the governor of Karnataka), BJP nominated Vijay Rupnai to contest the Rajkot West seat, and on 9 October 2014, Rupani won the by-poll by a huge margin.
  • On 19 February 2016, he became the BJP President of Gujarat and served the post until August 2016.
  • In the cabinet of Gujarat Government (2016), he was the only cabinet minister who was jailed during the Emergency.
  • After serving as a corporator in Rajkot, he became the Mayor of Rajkot and subsequently a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • During Keshubhai Patel’s regime, he was the Chairman of the Manifesto Committee.
  • When Narendra Modi was Chief Minister of Gujarat, he served as chairman of Gujarat Finance Board and as general secretary of BJP’s Gujarat Unit.
  • He became cabinet minister of Transport, water supply, labour and employment in Anandiben Patel’s government in Gujarat.
  • Vijay Rupani has started the Pujit Rupani Memorial Trust for charity in the memory of his youngest son Pujit who died in an accident. 

Vijay Rupani FAQ’s

Who is Vijay Rupani?

Vijay Rupani (full name – Vijaybhai Ramniklal Rupani), born 2 August 1956, is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat serving from 7 August 2016 to 11 September 2021 and is a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly representing Rajkot West.

Who is Vijay Rupani wife?

Vijay Rupani is married to Anjali Rupani, who is also a member of the BJP women’s wing. 

Why did Vijay Rupani resign from the Chief Minister post?

When asked about his sudden resignation, Rupani said, “It is a natural process in our party. The party worker gets different responsibilities at different times. We do not call it a post, we call it a responsibility. Now, I will shoulder whatever responsibility the party gives me.”

 

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