Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has called upon the BJP leadership to “relieve” her from her present responsibilities in keeping with the “party’s laudable tradition of leaders who turn 75 vacating their posts.
In a Facebook post in Gujarati on Monday, Patel says: I turn 75 in November but I would request the leadership to relieve me now to allow more time to the new incumbent.
Patel said the State government’s ambitious biennial Vibrant Gujarat meet this year-end and the crucial state assembly elections fall next year. She said, the new Chief Minister will thus have adequate time to prepare for these important events.
BJP chief Amit Shah has said that the Gujarat CM’s resignation will be placed before party’s Parliamentary Board which will take decision on it.
— ANI (@ANI_news) 1 August 2016
आनंदी जी का इस्तीफ़ा गुजरात में "आप" की तेज़ी से बढ़ती लोकप्रियता का नतीजा है। भाजपा गुजरात में बुरी तरह से डरी हुई https://t.co/4z6aXyZIib
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 1 August 2016
CM of Gujarat resigns on Facebook. Resignation accepted on Facebook ( with a LIKE, I presume). Bizarre marketing of #DigitalIndia. 🙂
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) 1 August 2016
All Gujarat BJP supporters after hearing Anandiben Patel resignation news pic.twitter.com/KoWigOp33R
— Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) 1 August 2016
— Long Tongued Indian (@ImIndiasMe) 1 August 2016
— Keshava (@Kumar_Ke5hav) 1 August 2016
मैंने सुना था विपासना में मोबाइल अलाउड नहीं होता!! https://t.co/7snaPFOkxo
— जैनेन्द्र कुमार (@jainendrakumar) 1 August 2016