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Gujarat’s chief minister Vijay Rupani resigns after 5 years in power

Gandhinagar: Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani unexpectedly resigned on Saturday evening.

He resigned just days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state holds an Assembly poll early next year.

At the moment, it is unclear what precipitated Mr. Rupani’s resignation.

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Mr Rupani is the fourth BJP chief minister to quit in recent months, following the resignation of BS Yediyurappa as Karnataka’s chief minister in July and the double whammy in Uttarakhand, when Tirath Singh Rawat resigned just four months after succeeding Trivendra Rawat.

Rupani told reporters after submitting his resignation that he is grateful to the BJP leadership for giving him the opportunity to serve as chief minister.

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