New Delhi, June 17: The Gujarat home department has ordered an inquiry by the cyber cell of state police after rumours of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s resignation goes viral. The inquiry came after Patidar leader Hardik Patel claimed that Rupani has resigned from his post and Kshatriya’ or ‘Patidar’ community will be the next CM.
During his visit to Rajkot, Patel had said that the way Anandiben Patel was asked to resign similarly Vijay Rupani was asked to resign in the cabinet meeting. In 10 days the resignation will be accepted. I believe someone from ‘Kshatriya’ or ‘Patidar’ community will be the next CM.
Hindustan Times quoted minister of state for home Pradipsinh Jadeja saying that the inquiry has been ordered against all the messages. This also includes CM’s resignation rumours and other such messages like reading the Delhi visit of deputy CM Nitin Patel.
Upon learning about Patel’s claims, Rupani had said that Hardik is spreading blatant lies to be in media. He even termed Patel as a “Congress agent”, and said some people were spreading such false rumours to derail Gujarat’s journey of development.
Reportedly, the rumour started after a meeting of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was held at Gandhinagar headquarters. The meeting was organised to decide about upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In the meeting, Rupani was not included which give more fuel to these rumours.
The news went viral and spread on the social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp. The media reports say that names of Pradipsinh Jadeja and BJP’s organisational secretary Bhikhu Dalsania as probable CM candidates.
Rupani took over as CM in 2016 when he replaced Anandiben Patel after Patidar agitation for reservation in government jobs and college admissions.