After Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel resigns, On Tuesday BJP president Amit Shah said that parliamentary board will held a meeting to decide on the vacant seat of Chief Minister.
Soon after Patel, in a Facebook post written in the Gujarati language, called upon the BJP leadership to “relieve” her from her present responsibilities, Shah said she wanted her replacement to get adequate time to prepare for Vibrant Gujarat summit to be held in January 2017 and the assembly polls later next year.
Referring to reasons, including that she will turn 75 in November, cited by her to quit, he said she has set a “good” precedent.
“She has requested the party to relieve her of the post. I will place the letter she has written to me before the Parliamentary Board and it will take a decision,” Shah told media.
“She has said that if a new person has to be brought in, then he should get time. Gujarat elections have to take place and there is also Vibrant Gujarat summit, which has been a long tradition, to be held in January. She said if Vibrant Gujarat has to happen in January, then new person should get the opportunity now,” he said.