Vijay Rupani on Saturday resigned as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.He is the fourth BJP leader to resign from the chief minister's post in the last six months.He left the post a year before the elections in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state.Gujarat assembly election will be very important for BJP.The eyes of the party will be on coming to power for the third time in a row.
Before Vijay Rupani, BS Yediyurappa resigned as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in July.The discussion about his resignation was going on for a long time.He has denied these speculations many times.Basavaraj Bommai was made the chief minister after his resignation, while Tirath Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand resigned as chief minister almost four months after replacing Trivendra Rawat.Pushkar Singh Dhami was made the Chief Minister here.Assembly elections are due in both the states of Gujarat and Uttarakhand next year.
Let us tell you that the short tenure of Tirath Rawat was full of controversies.BJP leaders from Uttarakhand had complained to the high command about public anger over some of his statements.It included shocking remarks about America.He had said that America had ruled India for 200 years.
Rupani resigned from the post of Chief Minister saying that he has decided to resign "to develop the state further with new energy and vigor".He also thanked Prime Minister Modi for his guidance.Sources said Mansukh Mandaviya, who was sworn in as Union Health Minister in July, and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel are likely to replace him.Sources said that Praful Khoda Patel, the administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep may also become the CM.
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