New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board will today meet in the national capital to discuss the issue of change of guard in Gujarat following the offer of resignation by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah had said that the party’s Parliamentary Board will take a decision on Gujarat Chief Minister’s resignation and her successor.
Patel, who took over as Gujarat’s first woman chief minister after Narendra Modi took charge as the Prime Minister, citing age issues had in her Facebook post earlier urged the BJP to relieve her from the coveted post.
In a post on the site, she wrote, “I have been working actively with the BJP for last 30 years and I have got the opportunity to manage several responsibilities the party entrusted on me. I am fortunate to have been offered prime positions and major responsibilities by the party.”
“I consider it a privilege to manage the women’s wing of the party to eventually becoming the chief minister. The party has helped in my development. I have tried my best for result oriented governance and constantly contributed to innovations while working in various departments of the state.”
Patel said that she had two months earlier sought to resign from the party to give “enough time to the new incumbent to prepare for important events like the upcoming ‘Vibrant Gujarat Summit’.
Her government was criticised for its handling of the outrage created by the public flogging of four Dalit men by self-styled cow protection groups. (ANI)