Hardik claims Gujarat-CM Rupani resigned; CM rubbishes it as 'lies'
Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today stirred a controversy by making a claim about the resignation of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, who rubbished it as "lies" and "false rumors". Rupani said there was no question of resigning and that he will complete his five-year term. Deputy CM Nitin Patel also rubbished the claims, saying it was the handiwork of BJP's opponents. Here's more.
New Chief Minister will be appointed within 10 days: Patel
During his visit to Rajkot today, Patel claimed that Rupani had resigned during yesterday's cabinet meeting. "Rupani was asked to resign because he has failed to handle the administration properly," the 24-year-old quota agitation spearhead said. "A new chief minister will be appointed within 10 days. The party (BJP) will choose either a Patidar or a Rajput as new Chief Minister," he further claimed.
Hardik is spreading blatant lies to be in media: Rupani
Rupani said, "Hardik is spreading blatant lies to be in media. I wonder if he is aware about the procedure that the resignation has to be handed over to the governor at Raj Bhawan, not in the cabinet meeting." Terming Patel as a "Congress agent", he said some people were spreading such false rumors to derail Gujarat's journey of development.
It's possible some people didn't like poll outcome, says Rupani
"It is possible that some people did not like the poll outcome. People know that he (Hardik) has worked as a Congress agent for many years. Thus, it is natural that he is feeling uncomfortable. Otherwise, what he has claimed is totally false," Rupani added.