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Suspense over new Gujarat CM after Vijay Rupani’s resignation, a number of key BJP faces in competition

The seek for a brand new CM has begun in Gujarat and the names doing the rounds are deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, Union well being minister Mansukh Madaviya and state BJP chief CR Patil, amongst others

File picture of Vijay Rupani. Twitter/@vijayrupanibjp

In a shocking flip of occasions, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani resigned on Saturday, forward of the state Assembly polls due subsequent yr.

He turned the fourth BJP chief minister to have handed his resignation in a span of six months.

With his stepping apart, the race for a brand new CM face has begun in Gujarat and the names on the forefront embody deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, Union well being minister Mansukh Madaviya, Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel, state Cabinet minister RC Faldu and Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil, reported Information18.

“Names of Patel, Faldu, Rupala and Mandaviya are being discussed. But it is impossible to say who will be the chief minister as the decision will be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” a celebration chief mentioned.

Here’s the record of attainable successors:

Nitin Patel

Nitin Patel is the present Deputy chief minister of Gujarat. On high of that, he holds the cost and accountability of different portfolios, just like the Cabinet Minister of the Finance,  Road and Building, Capital Project, Narmada Kalpsar and Health & Family Welfare Department. The demand to make Nitin Patel chief minister started to development on social media after Rupani’s resignation.

Mansukh Madaviya

Mansukh Madaviya, who just lately took cost because the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Chemical Fertilizers, is a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat. Mandaviya, like Patel, belongs to the influential Patidar group. Leaders of the group had demanded just lately that the following chief minister ought to be a Patidar. However, it needs to be seen if the BJP management would wish to make one other change in the important thing well being portfolio on the Centre – after giving Mandaviya the job in July, 2021.

Praful Patel

Praful Khoda Patel at present serves because the Administrator of Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and Union Territory of Lakshadweep. He was just lately within the highlight for triggering a serious political storm by bringing sure draft rules for the Muslim-dominated Union Territory of Lakshwadeep. Patel was born in Himmatnagar of Sabarkantha district right into a household with roots within the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as per The Indian Express.

CR Patil

Though the title of state BJP president CR Patil, who initially hails from Maharashtra, can also be doing the rounds, he’s unlikely to be thought of for the CM’s put up, sources mentioned. CR Patil is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Surat (Lok Sabha constituency) constituency of Gujarat. In 2019, he received the election with a file margin of 689,668 votes.  He has performed a pivotal function within the improvement of Surat. He is India’s first Member of Parliament to acquire an ISO certification 9001: 2015 for workplace. The ISO certificates was issued for his workplace for high quality administration system relevant for monitoring and administration of the federal government companies for the constituency.

RC Faldu

Ranchhodbhai Chanabhai Faldu is a Member of Legislative Assembly from the Kalavad constituency in Gujarat for its 12th legislative Assembly and Jamnagar South in 14th Assembly. He is a cupboard minister of Agricultural, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Transport subject of Gujarat since 2017.

The BJP had changed Anandiben Patel a yr earlier than Assembly polls had been due. It has now finished the identical with Rupani and his successor could lead the get together within the December 2022 state elections, the sources mentioned.

Why did Rupani resign?

According to a NDTV report, Rupani resigned after the get together’s central management expressed dissatisfaction together with his efficiency. Owing to key elections due subsequent yr, they’ve known as this a “course correction” by a celebration keen to alter issues round if it feels uncertain in its state management.

According to sources, Rupani resigned after the get together’s central management expressed dissatisfaction together with his efficiency. Owing to key elections due subsequent yr, they’ve known as this a “course correction” by a celebration keen to alter issues round if it feels uncertain in its state management.

Poor dealing with of COVID-19 disaster?

Although the exact purpose behind Rupani’s departure is but to be ascertained, observers have pointed to components just like the COVID-19 disaster and his picture because the CM.

The second wave of the pandemic in Gujarat and the ensuing financial in addition to social misery could have had a task to play in Rupani’s exit, PTI reported quoting observers.

Some observers additionally mentioned that Rupani’s soft-spoken nature led to the picture of a “weak” chief minister who allowed bureaucrats to overrule the political management.

With inputs from PTI

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