The rise of Bhupendra Patel from first time MLA to Chief Minister of Gujarat came as a surprise. He was not a minister. It is similar to rise of Pushkar Singh Dhami as CM of Uttarakhand. He too was an MLA and not a minister. In Dhami’s case there was revolt of ministers of outgoing cabinet and they had to be sworn-in along with Dhami. In Bhupendra Patel’s case BJP leaders managed to have him sworn-in alone.