Gujarat’s former chief minister Anandiben Patel has not yet been made a state governor and continues as an ordinary MLA. This may suggest that she is out of NaMo’s favor. Further, with the backing of BJP president Amit Shah, new Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has initiated the process of undoing several appointments made by his predecessor. Three promotee IAS officers in key positions in Surat, Gandhinagar, and Morvi, all Patels, are said to have been picked up for transfer. All these three are said to have been close to Anandiben’s daughter Anar.