Ahmedabad: Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, in a surprise move, has put in his papers today. Though he hasn’t clarified on the reasons behind his resignation, eyebrows continue to raise. “In BJP, it is like a relay race for party workers. One gives the baton to the other,” he told the media.
Rupani, a favourite of PM Narendra Modi and union Home Minister Amit Shah, met Gujarat governor Acharya Devvrat and submitted his resignation. Rupani had in company, the Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Nitin Patel at the Raj Bhawan.
Though Rupani is yet to come out in the open for a valid reason behind his resignation, there are murmurs that his failure to handle the pandemic hasn’t gone down well with the BJP top brass.