Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has resigned from the position on Saturday. The announcement was made after the media was urgently summoned at the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar.
“I have resigned from the post of Gujarat Chief Minister,” Vijay Rupani told the media after meeting Governor Acharya Devvrat. “I have conveyed my wishes to work in party organization under the leadership of Prime Minister and under the guidance of BJP chief,” he added.
I have conveyed my wishes to work in party organization under the leadership of Prime Minister and under the guidance of BJP chief: Vijay Rupani— DeshGujarat (@DeshGujarat) September 11, 2021
The reasons for the resignation are not entirely clear as of now. His resignation comes weeks after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had resigned from the post. Rupani was appointed to the position on the 7th of August, 2016 and steered the state through the Coronavirus pandemic.
His successor is expected to be announced in due course of time after the sudden resignation. However, according to sources, Mansukh Mandaviya is likely to succeed him as the next Chief Minister of Gujarat.
According to TV9 Gujarati, top BJP leader and home minister Amit Shah had directed Praful Khoda Patel to remain in Gandhinagar tomorrow. Patel is currently the Administrator of Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
Note: It is a developing situation and the report will be updated with more information as and when it arrives.