After the BJP Parliamentary meet going on at 7 RCR ended, Venkaiah Naidu told the media that BJP Parliamentary board has accepted Anandiben Patel’s resignation and she will be going to Raj Bhavan to submit her resignation to the Governor. “Anandiben Patel’s resignation has been accepted by BJP Parliamentary board and she will go to Raj Bhavan today and submit her resignation to the Governor”. He also said that Nitin Gadkari and Saroj Pandey will go to Gujarat as observers to meet people to take call on the next Gujarat CM. Ruling out the possibility of Amit Shah becoming the next CM of Gujarat, Naidu said, there is no question of Amit shah becoming the CM. He also added that the party wants him to lead the national politics.
Gujarat’s first woman chief minister, Anandiben Patel, quit on Monday, posting her resignation letter on Facebook. Her exit, which had been anticipated for some time, could help the BJP leadership’s efforts to repair the political damage in the party’s stronghold of Gujarat ahead of the assembly polls, scheduled for end-2017.
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In the post she suggested that the move was driven by the fact that she was almost 75 years old, the age at which PM Modi expects ministers to retire. she also 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.”