New Delhi: In a big shock from Gujarat, state Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel, on Monday resigned from the top post.
Patel took it to her Facebook page to express her wish to step down.
Gujarat’s first woman Chief Minister in her post said that she had two months earlier sought to resign from the party to give “enough time to the new incumbent to prepare for important events like the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat summit”.
She said on the post, “Today once again I have sent a letter to the top brass of the party requesting I be allowed to step down as chief minister” Patel said.
“I have been a committed BJP worker for the past 30 years. I am indebted to the leadership to have elevated me from Mahila Morcha to Chief Minister. I have been in charge of important departments in the government for the past 18 years. I am going to be 75 years old in November. The very important Vibrant Gujarat Summit is being held in January 2017 and elections are due later in the year.. It is good for a new leadership to organise and plan these two big events. Two months ago, I had sought to be relieved,” Patel said in her FB post.
According to sources, Parshottam Rupala and Saurabh Patel are considered as two front runners for the post.