Gujarat BJP legislators to meet; decision on Rupani successor today
The new leader will meet the governor and stake claim to form the government after the legislators meeting, they said.The BJP legislature party meeting will take place at 3 pm in presence of central observers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi and party general secretary Tarun Chaug.
The meeting will be held at 3 pm, the sources said. The new leader will meet the governor and stake claim to form the government after the legislators' meeting, they said.
"The BJP legislature party meeting will take place at 3 pm in presence of central observers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi and party general secretary Tarun Chaug. The new chief minister of the state will be decided at the meeting," Gujarat BJP spokesperson Yamal Vyas said.
"The new leader will stake claim to form the government in a meeting with the state governor and a date of taking the oath will be decided later," Vyas said.
Tomar met state BJP chief C R Patil on Sunday morning. ''We have come here to hold further discussions on the issue (new chief minister). We will discuss it with state BJP leaders,'' Tomar said at the airport.
Also reportedly being considered are Parshottam Rupala, the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister. Both of them also belong to the Patel or Patidar community.
Rupani (65) on Saturday resigned from the post, his sudden announcement coming over a year before the state goes to polls.
Rupani (65), the fourth chief minister to demit office in BJP-ruled states during the coronavirus pandemic, was sworn in as chief minister – his second stint as CM - in December 2017.
''I was allowed to serve the state for five years. I have contributed to the development of the state. I will further do whatever is asked by my party," said Rupani, who completed five years in office on August 7 this year.
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