1. Anandiben Patel, Gujarat CM, offers to resign from her post, here’s how Twitter reacted

Anandiben Patel, Gujarat CM, offers to resign from her post, here’s how Twitter reacted

When Najma Heptulla resigned due to the undeclared age bar of 75 years for ministers put by Modi, speculations were rife on the fate of Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel.

By: | Published: August 1, 2016 6:19 PM
However earlier in May, Patel refuted media reports which suggested that BJP is mulling to remove her and bring in another party leader at the helm of affairs in the state, saying “nothing like that is on”. However earlier in May, Patel refuted media reports which suggested that BJP is mulling to remove her and bring in another party leader at the helm of affairs in the state, saying “nothing like that is on”.

In a major development Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel has offered to quit from her post. In a letter posted on her Facebook page, Patel, who took charge as Gujarat’s first woman chief minister in May 2004 after then CM Narendra Modi was elected to the Lok Sabha, has 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”. In the post she suggests that the move is driven by the fact that she was almost 75 years old, the age at which PM Modi expects ministers to retire.

When Najma Heptulla resigned due to the undeclared age bar of 75 years for ministers put by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speculations were rife on the fate of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. However earlier in May, Patel refuted media reports which suggested that BJP is mulling to remove her and bring in another party leader at the helm of affairs in the state, saying “nothing like that is on”. This is how micro-blogging site Twitter is reacting to this news: 

Her latest worries follows last year protests by the Patidar community over reservation demand and the arrest of its leader Hardik Patel. The agitation from the dominant community had cost the BJP in local bodies’ election, wherein it suffered a jolt in the rural areas for the first time in one decade.

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    citizen
    Aug 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm
    Ha, we are not going to be fooled. This news is bone for media and opposition to munch and other discussions of Una, Dalit incident, gang rape, parikkar fiasco, Saudi mess to take a back seat.
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