Gujarat CM resigns LIVE updates: Vijay Rupani submits resignation to Guv; BJP leaders gather at headquarters

Gujarat CM resigns LIVE updates: “With my resignation, the party’s new leadership will get an opportunity. And we will all take Gujarat to new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Rupani said.

Gujarat CM resigns LIVE updates: Vijay Rupani Saturday resigned as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, a year before the state Assembly elections, slated to be held in December 2022. After tendering his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat, Rupani said he had willingly stepped down from the post after a decision in this regard was taken by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the “larger interest of Gujarat”

Responding to the development, Congress alleged that the BJP has made Rupani a “scapegoat” to “hide its mismanagement during the pandemic” in Gujarat. Speaking to The Indian Express, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee president Amit Chavda said, “This government has been an abject failure on all fronts. We knew that the state government in Gujarat was remote-controlled from Delhi and the manner in which Anandiben was asked to resign without completing her term, in the same manner, Vijay Rupani has also not been allowed his full term.”

Similarly, Aam Aadmi Party Gujarat general secretary Manoj Sorathiya said, “After 27 years of governance in Gujarat, if the BJP has to change its CM then it shows its poor state.”

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani submitted his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat. Mansukh Mandaviya visits BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar. Follow latest updates here.

Following the announcement, several BJP leaders have started arriving at the BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also reached the party headquarters.

Following the announcement, several BJP leaders have started arriving at the BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar.

Vijay Rupani Saturday resigned as Chief Minister of Gujarat, a year before the state Assembly elections. After tendering his resignation to Governor Acharya Devavrat, Rupani said he had willingly stepped down from the post after a decision in this regard was taken by the BJP in the “larger interest of Gujarat”

Rupani along with cabinet members and Governor Devvrat. (Photo: CMO)

When asked about his sudden resignation, Rupani said, “It is a natural process in our party. The party worker gets different responsibilities at different times. We do not call it a post, we call it a responsibility. Now, I will shoulder whatever responsibility the party gives me.”

“This is a relay race. Everybody runs and moves ahead. I had the responsibility for five years. I was running. Now, I will give the flag to someone else. (Now) He will run,” Rupani added.

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