Just a few months back, BJP changed its two chief ministers in Uttarakhand. After this, Basavaraj Bommai was made the Chief Minister in place of BS Yeddyurappa in Karnataka.
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has resigned from the post of Chief Minister.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani suddenly resigned from his post on Saturday. For some time now, the phase of continuous change is going on in BJP. After Uttarakhand and Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a big change in his own cabinet. At the same time, with the resignation of Vijay Rupani, BJP has changed its 4 Chief Ministers in 6 months. It looks like the BJP is working on revamping its model of governance.
Just a few months back, BJP changed its two chief ministers in Uttarakhand. After this, Basavaraj Bommai was made the Chief Minister in place of BS Yeddyurappa in Karnataka. Rupani, however, managed to win the trust of the central leadership during Modi’s first term, despite the shrill voices against him. Now after the resignation of Vijay Rupani in Gujarat, the search for the new Chief Minister of the state has started. Political watchers believe that this change has been taken on the basis of analysis of ground feedback of the BJP leadership which shows the readiness of the party.
Rupani was made the Chief Minister in August 2016
Anandiben Patel was the only chief minister who was asked by the party to step down during the 2014-19 period. Rupani, 65, was appointed as the chief minister in August 2016, when the then CM Anandiben Patel cited his age as crossing 75. After five years, Rupani, 65, resigned on Saturday amid question marks over his credentials as an administrator.
While the party has not immediately announced who will replace Rupani, the recent spate of changes made by it in the central government or in party-ruled states has signaled a return to more traditional politics, where the general politics of caste identity is assertive. And the desire for experimentation goes into the background.
After the expansion in the Union Council of Ministers in July, the party has tried to cater to these classes by giving place to 27 ministers from Other Backward Classes (OBC) and 12 ministers from the Dalit community. The BJP appointed another Lingayat leader BS Bommai as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in place of veteran leader BS Yeddyurappa, who hails from the Lingayat community.
Patidar is the largest community of Gujarat
In Uttarakhand, he removed two Thakur chief ministers one after the other and then put another Thakur leader on the chair and there were speculations that Rupani, who came from the politically less important Jain community, would be replaced by a Patidar in the western state. can be assigned. Patidar is the largest community of Gujarat.
In Assam too, the party has bet on Himanta Biswa Sarma after the assembly elections this time in place of Sarbananda Sonowal, who was Chief Minister for five years. However, this was seen as a reward from the party to Sarma rather than as a deficiency in Sonowal’s work. The party has given Sonowal a place in the Union Cabinet.
In keeping with its practice of giving key positions to young leaders since Modi became the party’s best leader, the BJP has groomed a new generation of leaders to reach power at the Center and in the states.
The party had launched a massive exercise to get feedback at the governance and organizational level, following criticism from several quarters over its handling of the second wave of COVID-19. According to people inside the organization, the party has made effective efforts to change its image since then. At the Center, it replaced Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and given important responsibility to Mansukh Mandaviya, who is considered more result focused and practical. Along with this, veterans like Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar were also removed from the cabinet.
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