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BJP President Amit Shah has said, the party's Parliamentary Board will take a decision on Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's resignation and her successor. Talking to media in New Delhi yesterday, Mr. Shah said, Ms Patel wanted her replacement to get adequate time to prepare for Vibrant Gujarat summit to be held in January 2017 and the assembly polls later next year.
He said, Ms Patel had twice offered to resign and also raised the issue in the BJP's National Executive meet in June and wrote to him again yesterday morning. He said, the Chief Minister has cited age as the reason behind her decision saying she has set a good precedent.  Ms. Patel’s decision came in the backdrop of Patidar agitation by the Patel community for reservation and recent protests in the State by dalits after Una incident. 
In Gujarat, the political activities have geared up following the resignation offered by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. State BJP President Vijay Rupani along with senior cabinet ministers of the state had rushed to Gandhinagar and held meetings with Chief Minister late last evening. All eyes are on BJP’s parliamentary board meeting to be held in Delhi this morning which will take the final call on the resignation.
As Anandiben Patel has decided to resign from her post as Gujarat chief minister, now the talks are on about who will be her successor. In a surprising move, Anandiben Patel has resigned as Gujarat Chief Minister yesterday, citing her old age. State Finance Minister Saurabh Patel, Health Minister Nitin Patel and State BJP president Vijay Rupani are among the front runners for the Chief Minister’s post. 

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