Ahmedabad. After the resignation of Vijay Rupani from the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat, many names are being discussed in the political corridors for the new Chief Minister. Meanwhile, Gujarat BJP President and Navsari MP CR Patil has issued a statement on Saturday, expelling himself from the race for the post of Chief Minister.
He said, ‘Vijay Rupani has resigned from his post today. Naturally, there are many names in the media for the new Chief Minister, including my name. I want to make it clear through this video that I am not in any such race.
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Patil further said that he would work with Rupani and the new Chief Minister to strengthen the party for the upcoming assembly elections. “Together with Vijay Rupani and the new chief minister appointed by the party, we will achieve our target of winning 182 seats out of 182 in the next assembly elections and work to strengthen the party,” he said.
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Significantly, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigned from his post on Saturday, almost a year and a half before the assembly elections in the state. Elections to the 182-member state assembly are to be held in November next year.
BJP has changed 5 CMs in the party ruled states in the last one year. Rupani (65) is the fifth chief minister. Rupani became the Chief Minister for the first time on August 7, 2016. Then after the victory of the BJP in the 2017 assembly elections, took over the reins of the state for the second time.
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