Gujarat CM: After Patel’s resignation, Modi to call a meeting


AHMEDABAD: On Wednesday after the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, BJP chief Amit Shah has entitled a gathering of the party's parliamentary board to employ the new chief minister of Gujarat, among suggestion that state party chief Vijay Rupani may have appeared as the leader to succeed. Sources have conveyed that, the board will gather at 9 am at 7, Race Course Road, PM Narendra Modi's official dwelling. BJP stronghold previous to the 2017 assembly polls stay a two-horse race with Nitin Patel, the senior-most minister in the state, being seen as a alarming contender, particularly in the context of the party's require to keep Patels on its side.

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A powerful society which helped the party obtain dominance, Patels have been restive above their demand for quota. A day following Anandiben Patel decided to resign; there has been a rising chorus from Gujarat MLAs and cadres to give the reins of the state to BJP chief Amit Shah. Significantly, sources has also further conveyed that, the RSS also considers Shah to be best match for the job and believes that other aspirants may not be able to swing the BJP's dipping fortunes in Modi's home state in front of assembly elections due in behind 2017. Chances of Shah recurring to his home ground look distant because of the coming confront of UP elections and they require for the party to balance the PM's attempt to prolong BJP's political pre-eminence on the national stage. Sources have also further conveyed that, Modi desires Shah to carry on with his present task and ensure victory in the Uttar Pradesh and Punjab elections. Within a short time, Shah has been able to take complete control of the party equipment and permits the PM to focus on his main job. Besides, Modi requires Shah to carry out instructions he can't trust someone else with.

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There are signs that Rupani, a Jain from Rajkot, may be on the edge of overtaking Patel. A superior member who has handled responsibilities both in the organisation and the government and has been an MP, Ru pani is seen as more energetic. Senior party insider, explaining why Rupani's prospects are higher further conveyed that, he is eloquent, is known to party personnel across the state, besides being familiar with the needs of the organization and the administration. More crucially, Rupani, who is minister for water resources, labour and employment, is seen as someone who enjoys Shah's confidence: a factor which could tip the scales in his favour. Sources have also further conveyed that, Shah is a votary of synergy flanked by the administration and the organization and may feel that the objective will be better attained by the appointment of someone whom he trusts. Nitin Patel has been the bridge between agitating Patel leaders and the administration though his efforts didn't yield much.