Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani resigns from Chief Ministerial post | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani resigns from Chief Ministerial post

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Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani

Vijay Rupani Resignation: Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani resigned from the Chief Ministerial post on September 11, 2021. 

Highlights:

  • He submitted his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat.
  • The announcement comes just a year before the assembly elections are scheduled to be held in the state.  
  • Vijay Rupani has become the fourth Chief Minister to resign this year after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal.
  • The new Chief Minister of Gujarat is likely to be announced after a meeting with all the BJP MLAs.

Background:

  • Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa was replaced by Basavaraj Bommai ahead of the 2023 elections.
  • Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat was first replaced by Tirath Singh and then he was also replaced by Pushkar Dhami.
  • Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal, under whom the party had contested the state assembly elections also resigned after a landslide win and was succeeded by Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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