- After the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, now the search for a new Chief Minister is on.
- The confusion over the Chief Minister is expected to end soon, Nitin Patel’s name also came in the discussion
- However, he has denied that the BJP high command will take a decision on the CM.
After the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, now the search for a new Chief Minister has started for the state. The confusion over the Chief Minister may end by Sunday evening. The name of Nitin Patel has come in the discussion for the next Chief Minister of Gujarat. However, he has denied this and said that the BJP high command will take a decision on the CM.
Sources said that the meeting is going to be held at 3 pm to decide on the new CM of Gujarat. After the meeting, the new leader of the legislature party will meet the governor and stake claim to form the government. The name of Nitin Patel is also discussed in the media. Meanwhile, the security of Nitin Patel’s house has been beefed up.
Nitin Patel told, how will be the CM of Gujarat
Talking to the media, Nitin Patel said, ‘The CM of Gujarat should be such that he is famous, experienced and takes everyone along. There is a rumor in the media that I am being made the CM of Gujarat, but the truth is that the BJP high command will take a decision on choosing the new CM of Gujarat.
‘Vijay Rupani voluntarily resigned’
The BJP leader also said that Vijay Rupani has voluntarily resigned from the post of CM. He did not take the decision under any pressure. Observers sent by the party high command are taking the opinion of senior BJP leaders as to who should be made the CM. This decision will be taken in the meeting of MLAs.
Vijay Rupani left the post of CM in Gujarat, now the search for a new chief minister begins
All eyes on the meeting of MLAs
Gujarat BJP spokesperson Yamal Vyas said that the BJP Legislature Party meeting will be held at 3 pm, in which central observers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi and party general secretary Tarun Chugh are participating. The decision of the new Chief Minister of the state will be taken in the meeting. The new leader will meet the governor and stake claim to form the government and the date of swearing-in will be decided later.
These names are also being discussed
There are speculations that Praful Khoda Patel, the administrator of the Union Territories of Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, is one of the top contenders for the chief minister’s post. Along with this, there are reports of discussions going on in the name of Union Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. Both belong to Patel or Patidar community.
Elections for 182 assembly seats next year
The names of Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and State Agriculture Minister RC Faldu are also being speculated. Both come from Patel community. Elections to the 182 assembly seats in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are to be held in December 2022.