Gujarat Politics Live: In a major political upheaval in Gujarat, the current Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has resigned from his post. He submitted his resignation to the state governor Acharya Devvrat on Saturday. Rupani thanked PM Modi for his tenure in a press conference after his resignation. At the same time, he also said that whatever responsibility the party gives, he will fulfill it. Let us tell you that elections are to be held in the state after exactly one year. BJP is trying to replace Vijay Rupani with a new and popular chief ministerial face so that the anti-incumbency wave can be dampened somewhat. Anyway, Vijay Rupani has not been a popular leader. In such a situation, BJP has decided to present a new face for the post of Chief Minister at the right time.
Who are the contenders for the post of Chief Minister?
After the resignation of Vijay Rupani before the Gujarat assembly elections, now everyone is speculating that who will be the next Chief Minister of the state? According to media sources, Nitin Patel is leading in this race. When Anandiben Patel had resigned from the post of CM, even at that time Nitin Patel was at the forefront of the race for Chief Minister. But they didn’t even get a chance. Apart from him, the name of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is also coming up. Since becoming the Union Minister, his style of working has been greatly appreciated and he is in the Prime Minister’s good book. In view of the upcoming elections, they can also be given this responsibility. Apart from this, the names of Purushottam Rupala and CR Patil are also emerging as the candidates for the post of Chief Minister.
What will happen next?
All the MLAs of the state have been called to Gandhinagar and their meeting will be held on Sunday, in which the leader of the legislature party will be elected with their consent. But this is only a process, in fact Chief Minister Vijay Rupani himself will propose the name of his successor and all the MLAs will unanimously choose him as their leader. The decision of who will be Nait will also be decided from Delhi itself.
Why did Vijay Rupani lose his chair?
Many reasons are being given behind this, out of which one or all of them may be the reason for his resignation.
- The differences between Vijay Rupani and the party organization were going on for a long time.
- He was having a rift with BJP state president CR Patil.
- Even as CM Vijay Rupani was not very popular among the public.
- Their mass base is not such that they can register victory in the assembly elections on their own.
- He had completed five years and the BJP high command was trying to give a chance to a new leader.