On Saturday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani submitted his resignation to state governor Acharya Devvrat. Rupani reportedly visited the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar to submit his resignation.

While talking to the media, Vijay Rupani thanked BJP veteran leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah and said that it is a natural phenomenon in BJP. He further expressed his happiness to work as Chief Minister of the state for 5 years. 

He said that I am ready to serve in whichever role the party assigns to me.

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He did not reveal the reason behind the sudden step-down.

Rupani is the party's fourth chief minister to resign this year – Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat stepped down, followed by Tirath Singh Rawat's exit, and BJP veteran BS Yediyurappa's resignation as Karnataka CM.

Rupani was appointed as Chief Minister of Gujarat in August 2016, he replaced then CM Anandiben Patel decided to step down citing her age which had crossed 75. 

(Further updates are awaited)

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