Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday resigned from the post. This comes a year before the state Assembly elections, which is slated to be held in December 2022.
After tendering his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat, Vijay said he had willingly stepped down from the post after a decision in this regard was taken by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the “larger interest of Gujarat”
Responding to the development, Congress alleged that the saffron party has made Vijay a “scapegoat” to “hide its mismanagement during the pandemic” in Gujarat.
Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee president Amit Chavda said, “This government has been an abject failure on all fronts. We knew that the state government in Gujarat was remote-controlled from Delhi and the manner in which Anandiben was asked to resign without completing her term, in the same manner, Vijay Rupani has also not been allowed his full term.”
Similarly, Aam Aadmi Party Gujarat general secretary Manoj Sorathiya said, “After 27 years of governance in Gujarat, if the BJP has to change its CM then it shows its poor state.”