Gujarat: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel sent her resignation to the party leadership today. This is because her losing grasp over the state’s politics and the quick deterioration in the political climate around her. Patel’s incapability to pact with a political catastrophe — an effect of her resentfully antagonizing her own society of Patidars that is challenging reservation — had set off converse that she could no longer grasp the wheel of a state. The Patidar mix, which requisite deft handling, eventually cost BJP dearly in the civic polls previous year, especially in the rural areas where the parties experience some of the most embarrassing beat. Still Patidars stayed obstinate on a part quota in jobs and education, the CM chooses to demonstrate them the rule book by publishing advertisements analysis why they aren’t lawfully entitled to reservation.
Patidars, one of BJP’s most trusted voters, did not take her stubborn denials kindly. Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel’s taunt next to her were reacted to in the most insipid manner. Swords were out on both sides subsequent to widespread aggression subsequent to the Patidar rally in August previous year and her administration invoked the harsh sedition law next to Hardik and others, further angering the society. This requested harsh criticism from the resistance too. Anandiben’s choice to grant scholarships by introducing Yuva Swavlamban Yojna and a 10% quota for upper castes a year afterward were too little and too late. It was in the aftermath of the Patidar stir that BJP unwillingly went into local body polls that were nearly thrust upon them by the court. The conclusion was BJP’s worst ever show in 25 years. The current brutalisation of Dalits in Una sparked additional unrest, increasing doubts about Anandiben’s ability to lead BJP into the state polls in 2017.