Vijay Rupani quits as Gujarat CM ahead of assembly polls next year

It is learnt from sources that BJP will declare Rupani's replacement by Sunday. Most likely his replacement could be deputy chief minister Nitin Patel

Vijay Rupani

Vijay Rupani

BS Web Team
In a surprising political development, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday submitted his resignation to governor Acharya Devvrat. Rupani, who made the announcement while talking to reporters, did not reveal what prompted him to step down.

"I have resigned from the post of Gujarat Chief Minister," said Rupani on Saturday at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar after meeting Governor.

"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. I have conveyed my wishes to work in party organisation under the leadership of Prime Minister and under the guidance of BJP chief," said Rupani.

First Published: Sep 11 2021 | 3:16 PM IST

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