In a major political development in the state of Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigned from his post on Saturday. The BJP leader reportedly visited the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar today to submit his resignation.
While speaking to reporters after submitting his resignation, Rupani thanked the BJP leadership for giving him an opportunity to serve as the chief minister. Change of guard is a natural phenomenon in the BJP, he added.
However, Rupani did not reveal what prompted him to step down.
“I want to thank BJP for giving me this opportunity to serve as Gujarat’s CM. During my tenure, I got the opportunity to add to the development of the state under PM Modi’s leadership,” ANI quoted Rupani as saying.
Reacting to the development, Congress leader Gaurav Pandhi credited his party’s efforts behind Rupani’s resignation claiming that the grand old party’s campaign against Gujarat CM forced him to resign from the post.
“The efforts of Congress in Gujarat @INCGujarat have shown results. A 9-day campaign in August against failures of CM Vijay Rupani and a 7-day campaign called ‘Covid Nyay Yatra’ in September completely exposed the BJP Govt in state & as a result BJP has been forced to remove CM (sic),” he tweeted.
Legislative Assembly elections in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state are due next year.