BJP may replace Anandiben as Gujarat Chief Minister

Gandhinagar: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is thinking of replacing the Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, confirmed sources.

The step, if materialises, will be a part of a larger plan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP chief Amit Shah for the next assembly polls in the state.

Nitinbhai Patel, a senior minister who holds several key portfolios including health, is reportedly one of the party members being considered for the post.

Moreover, Anandiben may be appointed as Governor of Punjab or Haryana.

Patel’s agitation for reservation is believed to be one of the prime reasons for the BJP to doubt her potential. The party was reported to have accused Anandiben of failing to tackle the protests. The 75-year-old became the CM after Narendra Modi vacated the post to serve as the country’s PM in 2014.

 

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