In a surprising move, Vijay Rupani resigned as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on Saturday.
The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader submitted his resignation letter to Governor Acharya Devvrat at the Raj Bhawan.
Rupani did not reveal what prompted him to step down.
Addressing a press at Raj Bhavan following his unprecedented exit from the top post, the BJP leader confirmed that he has resigned as the CM of Gujarat.
Rupani said his resignation is in accordance to the “BJP’s tradition” of providing all party workers an equal opportunity.
“I am ready to serve in whichever the role the party assigns to me,” he said, adding that he is committed to the leadership of PM Modi. This year, Rupani is the third BJP chief minister to step down. In July, BS Yediyurappa resigned as Chief Minister of Karnataka. Whereas, in Uttarakhand Tirath Singh Rawat resigned shortly after replacing Trivendra Rawat.