Will BJP replace Anandiben Patel before Gujarat polls 2017?
New Delhi, May 16: The BJP is consering a replacement of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel as part of the strategy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP state president Amit Shah ahead of the state Assembly elections scheduled next year end.
Top sources said this on Monday (May 16).
They also added the Anandiben could be made the governor of any state while Nitinbhai Patel, an important minister in the state who holds a number of key portfolios, is among the front-runners to replace the former. The latter also met PM Modi in here last week. [From Achhe Din to Zara Muskura Do: Has Modi govt taken a step back at second anniversary?]
Anandiben replaced Modi in May 2014 after the latter went on to become the prime minister of the country. The new chief minister, the third BJP leader to lead the state since 1995, struggled to deal with the massive Patidar agitation for reservation that started last year, posing a serious threat to the saffron party's vote-bank.