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Rupani resigns

Discussion of names of Patel and Mandvi for the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat

With the Gujarat Assembly elections a year away, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigned on Saturday. “I have voluntarily resigned due to the decision taken by the party in the wider interest of Gujarat,” Rupani said.

“I have tendered my resignation as the Chief Minister of Gujarat to the Governor,” Rupani told reporters after meeting Governor Acharya Devvrat. Along with party in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, Union Minister Purushottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandvi, Rupani met the governor and handed over his resignation letter. “I was given the opportunity to serve the state for five years. I have contributed to the development of the state. Now I will follow the orders of the party, “said Rupani. “I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving an ordinary worker like me the opportunity to serve the people of the state as the Chief Minister,” he said.

Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in December next year. The reason behind the sudden political upheaval in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state is unclear. Rupani had accepted the post for the second time as the Chief Minister in December 2017.

Asked why he was resigning, Rupani said it was like a “relay race” for party workers in the BJP. One is handing the baton to the other. Asked who his successor would be, the party would decide, Rupani said. BJP state president c. R. He also clarified that he has no differences with Patil. Curiosity about who will be the new Chief Minister has reached Shige. Rupani will be succeeded by Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Agriculture Minister R.C. The names of Faldu, as well as Union Ministers Purushottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandvi are under discussion. When Anandiben Patel resigned as Chief Minister in August 2016, there was talk that Nitin Patel would replace him, but Rupani was chosen instead.

The BJP changed five chief ministers in six months

After coming to power at the Center in 2014, the BJP, which has avoided changing the chief ministers of the states, has changed five chief ministers in the last six months. The BJP has changed the Chief Minister only out of resentment of the people, loss of confidence in the party leadership or blame for inefficiency.

In Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat was replaced by Tirath Singh Rawat in March. Rawat, who is a member of the Lok Sabha, was forced to resign in just 114 days as he could not be elected to the Assembly in six months. In less than four months, the BJP replaced two chief ministers in Uttarakhand.

When the BJP returned to power in Assam in May, it replaced Sarvanand Sonowal with Hemant Bishwa Sarma. The party had forced Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa to resign on the same day he completed his two-year term as chief minister for the fourth time. In Gujarat, Vijay Rupani has to step down from the post of Chief Minister as the Assembly elections are coming to a close.

The effect of the racial equation?

‘Rupani belongs to the Jain community. This community constitutes about two per cent of the total population of Gujarat.

‘Nitin Patel and Mandviya are from an influential Patidar community and their names are at the forefront.

The leaders of this community had recently demanded that the next Chief Minister should be Patidar.

Who is the new Chief Minister?

Vijay Rupani will be succeeded by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Agriculture Minister R. C. The names of Faldu, as well as Union Ministers Purushottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandvi are under discussion. However, it is difficult to say who will be the chief minister, as the decision will be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a party leader said.

I was given the opportunity to serve the Kingdom for five years. I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for that. I will now proceed as per the order of the party. – Vijay Rupani, the declining Chief Minister, Gujarat

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