New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s sudden resignation has led to speculations about faces who can bag the highest job. From Gujarat Deputy CM to Union ministers, a number of names are doing rounds to be the following CM of Gujarat. A call on the identical is more likely to be taken on Sunday (September 12) after the assembly of MLAs, ANI reported.
BJP sources instructed the information company that MLAs have been requested to succeed in the state capital by Saturday evening. After the resignation of Vijay Rupani, senior Gujarat BJP leaders met on the occasion workplace in Gandhinagar in the present day.
Earlier within the day, Rupani met state Governor Acharya Devvrat and tendered his resignation as Gujarat CM. “To additional develop the state, with new vitality and energy, I’ve determined to resign as Chief Minister,” he instructed the reporters.
The event comes over a yr earlier than elections to 182-member Gujarat Meeting are due. Together with his resignation, Rupani turned the fourth BJP’s chief minister to get replaced within the final six months. Earlier, Trivendra Singh Rawat and Tirath Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand and BS Yediyurappa in Karnataka have been changed from the CM posts.
Who would be the subsequent Gujarat CM?
As per PTI sources, the names of Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel, state agriculture minister RC Faldu, Union ministers Purshottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandaviya are into consideration as successors of Rupani. “Names of Patel, Faldu, Rupala and Mandaviya are being mentioned. However it’s unimaginable to say who would be the chief minister as the choice shall be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” PTI quoted a BJP chief as saying.
Opposition reacts to Rupani’s resignation
Taking a dig on the saffron occasion over the developments, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, tweeted, “Two issues stand out in the present day – 1) Deep-seated infighting in all BJP dominated states, be it Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP, MP, Assam or Haryana. 2) ‘Bhakt’ media stays oblivious to fratricidal wars within the BJP, for his or her solely mandate is to deal with opposition dominated states.”
This present failure of PM’s & HM’s management.
If their anointed CM, Sh. Vijay Rupani has failed #Gujarat & its folks after 5 years, onus should lie on the doorsteps of Modiji.
Time to rid Gandhi-Patel’s ‘Karambhoomi’ of the machiavellian BJP & its management.#VijayRupaniResigns https://t.co/k9iHPagFzj
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 11, 2021
Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added, “This present failure of PM’s & HM’s management. If their anointed CM, Sh Vijay Rupani has failed #Gujarat & its folks after 5 years, onus should lie on the doorsteps of Modiji. Time to rid Gandhi-Patel`s `Karambhoomi` of the machiavellian BJP & its management.”
Mocking BJP, AAP stated that the saffron occasion needed to change its CM in two states after they appeared as a robust different. “AAP enters Uttrakhand, presents a sturdy and efficient opposition to ruling BJP. BJP was compelled to take away its CM. AAP breaches BJP’s citadel, wins 27 seats in Surat, captures the house of opposition in Gujarat dislodging ineffective Congress. BJP pressured to take away its CM,” AAP chief Raghav Chadha tweeted.
(With company inputs)