In a stunning development on Saturday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has tendered his resignation to the state’s Governor. Addressing a press conference at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar after meeting Governor Acharya Devvrat, the BJP leader confirmed that he has resigned from the top post.
I am resigning from the post of the Chief Minister, Rupani said while speaking to the media, thanking the BJP for giving him the opportunity. He confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the main face of the BJP for the Gujarat Assembly Elections which are due to be held next year. ‘I am just a worked of the organisation,’ Rupani said, not letting much slip about who would succeed him. As per sources, a number of names are in the mix to be Gujarat CM, chief among whom is Deputy DM, Nitin Patel.
Rupani only added that he will accept whatever responsibility the party gives him. Vijay Rupani took the state’s Chief Ministerial position on August 7, 2016, and is representing Rajkot West in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly.