Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigned on Saturday evening in an unexpected move ahead of an Assembly election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state early next year.
Rupani is the fourth BJP chief minister to step down in recent months; in July BS Yediyurappa resigned as Chief Minister of Karnataka in July and the double whammy in Uttarakhand, where Tirath Singh Rawat quit barely four months after replacing Trivendra Rawat.
Rupani met the Governor and handed his resignation as the chief minister of Gujarat.
It is still unclear what prompted the sudden move especially merely months ahead of the highly-anticipated assembly polls in Prime MInister Narendra Modi‘s home state.
Senior BJP leader BL Santosh is in Ahmedabad and buzz is that a new chief minister will be appointed in Ruoani’s place soon. With agency inputs