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telegraphindia.com 12 Sep, 2021 00:30 am

Vijay Rupani resigns as Gujarat CM a year before Assembly elections

Vijay Rupani resigns as Gujarat CM a year before Assembly elections
He is the fourth BJP CM to be dropped in six months — after Trivendra Singh Rawat and Tirath Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand and Yeddyurappa in Karnataka

On Modi-Shah home turf, abrupt change of guard Gujarat chief minister resigns a year before Assembly elections He is the fourth BJP CM to be dropped in six months — after Trivendra Singh Rawat and Tirath Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand and Yeddyurappa in Karnataka Vijay Rupani.21, 02:36 AM Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani resigned on Saturday in an abrupt development that betrayed the BJP’s unease in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi where Assembly elections are due next year.Rupani is the fourth BJP chief minister to be dropped in six months — after Trivendra Singh Rawat and Tirath Singh Rawat in poll-bound Uttarakhand and B.Keeping this in mind, I have resigned as chief minister.

In May last year, Dhaval Patel, editor of a local web portal, had been arrested on sedition charges for writing that Rupani would be removed as chief minister for mishandling the Covid crisis and that Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya was likely to replace him.Another probable is Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel.

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