Amit Shah wants Vijay Rupani to be next Gujarat CM; PM Narendra Modi to take final call?
It seems Gujarat BJP chief Vijay Rupani is all set to become the next chief minister of Gujarat.
Ahmedabad: It seems Gujarat BJP chief Vijay Rupani is all set to become the next chief minister of Gujarat.
According to sources, Amit Shah wants Vijay Rupani to be next Gujarat CM.
BJP chief Amit Shah has called a meeting of the party's parliamentary board on Wednesday to pick the next chief minister of Gujarat.
Reportedly, the party's board will meet at 9 am at 7, Race Course Road, PM Narendra Modi's official residence.
Also, sources say that the next CM for Gujarat will be finalised after nod by PM Narendra Modi.
Earlier, on Monday, in a sudden move ahead of Gujarat Assembly polls, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel offered to resign, saying it was time for new leadership to take over since she is soon going to turn 75.
During Patel's over two-year-old tenure, the BJP for the first time in the post-Narendra Modi era in Gujarat has faced multiple challenges including defeat in rural areas in the civic polls, a powerful agitation by Patel community for OBC quota and the ongoing Dalit unrest over the flogging incident after the skinning of a dead cow in Una.