Gujarat CM Anandiben Quits On Facebook, BJP Parl Board To Decide Successor

BY Team Edit Platter | PUBLISHED: 1 August 2016

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel attended as the chief guest of honour at a golden jubilee function of Janaseva Samiti Malad on Saturday. Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty 27-09-2014, Mumbai

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.

This is how Twitter reacted to Patel’s unique resignation on the rival social media network, Facebook:

 

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1 August 2016