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Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel formally submits her resignation to Governor

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 August 2016, 19:15 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, formally submitted her resignation to the Governor in Gandhinagar on 3 August, two days after she offered to step down from the top post.

The new Chief Minister of Gujarat would reportedly be decided at a meeting of the BJP Legislature Party in the presence Amit Shah in Gujarat on 5 August.

Meanwhile, Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu dismissed all the reports of BJP chief Amit Shah taking over as the Gujarat CM and said that Amit Shah will remain as party chief while the party would decide on the successor to Patel.

The BJP Parliamentary Board accepted Anandiben Patel's resignation as Gujarat Chief Minister on 3 August after she offered to resign in a Facebook post requesting the party to relieve her from her duties.

Incidentally, Patel had invited major backlash from the opposition after failing to take stock of the situation which saw various protests being held against the atrocities committed against Dalits in Gujarat.

Additionally, she also drew flak over the protests from the Patidar community over their demand for reservation and the arrest of its leader Hardik Patel.

First published: 3 August 2016, 19:15 IST
 
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