New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigned on Saturday (September 11, 2021). The reason for the BJP leader’s resignation has yet to be determined.
The news comes just hours after Rupani participated in a video conferencing event in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the ‘Lokarpan’ of the Sardardham Bhavan and the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of the Sardardham Phase – II Kanya Chhatralaya. Nitin Patel, Gujarat’s Deputy Chief Minister, was also present.
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) September 11, 2021
Rupani, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, has been Gujarat’s Chief Minister since August 2016. He is a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, representing Rajkot West.
Vijay Rupani had earlier spoken at a Maldhari community gathering on Friday. During his speech, he stated that his government would strictly prosecute those who “trap” Hindu girls and elope with them. Rupani also stated that the BJP government in the state has taken tough measures against those involved in cow slaughter.
“My government enacted a number of stringent laws. Whether it is a law to protect cows from slaughter, a law to prevent land grabbing, or a law to punish those involved in chain-snatching, “He had stated.
“We also brought a law to put an end to ‘love jihad.’ We are strictly dealing with those who kidnap Hindu girls and elope with them “Rupani stated.
He was speaking after performing the ground-breaking ceremony for the Raika Education Charitable Trust’s planned building.
It’s worth noting that Gujarat will hold elections next year. CR Patil, the state unit president of the BJP, announced last month that the party will run in the Assembly elections next year under the leadership of Vijay Rupani. Patil had given the Rupani-Patel duo’s leadership a thumbs up.
Earlier this year, Vijay Rupani collapsed while speaking at a public meeting in Vadodara. The 65-year-old was given first aid on stage before being seen descending the stage’s stairs on his own.
A day after fainting on stage, he was tested positive for the novel coronavirus.