Gandhinagar. After the resignation of Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister, the meeting of BJP Legislature Party in Gujarat has started in Gandhinagar today. The name of the new Chief Minister will be decided in the meeting of the Legislature Party. Union Ministers Pralhad Joshi and Narendra Singh Tomar are present in Gujarat as observers. Several rounds of meetings were held between the two leaders and the state leaders.
Apart from Joshi, BJP general secretary (organisation) BL Santosh, Gujarat state unit in-charge Bhupendra Yadav and CR Patil have also reached the party office. Tomar said at the airport, “We have come here to discuss the issue (new chief minister). We will discuss this with BJP state leaders. Joshi said, ‘I will discuss with the leaders of Gujarat and after that the central leadership will take a decision.
Nitin Patel said this before the legislature party meeting
Ahead of the Gujarat legislature party meeting on Sunday to elect the next chief minister after Vijay Rupani’s resignation, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said the legislature party leader should be “popular, strong, experienced and acceptable to all”. He told reporters in Gandhinagar that he would not name anyone in this phase and the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership would take a decision on the name of the new chief minister. Asked who is best suited to be the chief minister of Gujarat, Patel on Sunday said the leader should be “popular, strong, experienced and acceptable to all”.
He said outside his residence in Gandhinagar, “I have not come here to give my personal opinion on any possible name. The election of a new chief minister is not just an exercise to fill a vacant post. Gujarat needs a successful leadership so that the state can develop by taking everyone along.”
He said that two observers appointed by the BJP Parliamentary Board – Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi – have reached Gujarat today and will meet the party’s MLAs and other leaders.
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