Nitin Patel on Sunday(31st December) took charge of Gujarat deputy chief minister. Earlier the Patidar face of BJP, Nitin Patel had refused to take charge over not getting portfolios of his choice in the new Cabinet.
I have been assured that I will be given suitable departments, I also talked to Amit Shah ji over the phone. I thank him for the assurance: Nitin Patel pic.twitter.com/42okaEduKt
— ANI (@ANI) December 31, 2017
Meanwhile, he took charge after this morning BJP president Amit Shah called Nitin Patel and assured him that he will be given a portfolio fitting his “stature” as number two in the government.