NEW DELHI: In a sudden and unexpected move, Vijay Rupani resigned as the chief minister of Gujarat on Saturday ahead of assembly elections in the state due late next year.
Rupani is the fourth BJP chief minister to be axed this year after BS Yediyurappa (Karnataka), Tirth Singh Rawat (Uttarakhand) and Trivendra Rawat (Uttarakhand).
Speaking to reporters after submitting his resignation at the Raj Bhavan, Rupani acknowledged that in BJP, there is a tradition of responsibilities shifting from time to time.

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