Today evening, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani resigned from his post ahead of Gujarat’s election late next year. The stern step by him left many in shock. Citing his resignation, he said that under the guidance of PM Modi it has been a five-year journey for the development of Gujarat. “To further develop the state, with new energy and power, I have decided to resign as Chief Minister,” Rupani added.
Talking to the media, he mentioned that the BJP works according to the changes and circumstances. “It is a specialty of our party that every worker delivers his/her assigned job to the fullest, and I too will continue to work for the party with the same energy,” he added. Along with his resignation, his Cabinet has also resigned leaving the ruling BJP with three options – appoint a successor (and new cabinet), allow the state to come under President’s Rule or have an Assembly election much earlier than scheduled.
However, no decision has been taken to conduct early polls. Officials claimed that both Mansukh Mandaviya and Nitin Patel are possible replacements for Mr. Rupani.
It is yet not clear, exactly why Rupani resigned from his post suddenly. Back in 2017, he was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in the presence of Prime Minister Modi, and Home Minister Amit Shah.