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Twitter goes berserk as Anandiben Patel resigns via Facebook post

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 August 2016, 19:23 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel submitted her resignation to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on 1 August, asking them to allow her to step down from the top post.

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

Anandiben Patel took to Facebook and offered to resign from the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat as she turns 75 in November. BJP had declared 75 as the "cut off" age for its ministers.

Minutes after Anandiben Patel announced her decision to step down, Twitter went berserk and exploded with tweets trolling BJP and Patel.

Additionally, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal did not refrain from taking credit for Anandiben Patel's resignation.

He was obviously not spared either.

Some even said that Anandiben Patel's move of resigning via a Facebook post was a bizarre way of promoting BJP's digital India campaign.

First published: 1 August 2016, 19:23 IST
 
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