The BJP named party president Amit Shah’s protégé and first time MLA Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister while Nitin Patel, backed by Ms. Patel, was named his deputy.
Differences between Amit Shah and Anandiben Patel
1. The Patidar agitation is for demand of reservation for Patels in Gujarat.
Anandiben almost broke down saying the Patidar agitation was internally engineered to dislodge her. This provoked Mr. Shah to retort that he had no role to play.
2. Selection of the new CM
Ms. Patel insisted that as agreed earlier, the party should go by seniority and select Nitin Patel because Mr. Rupani is a first-time MLA and lacks administrative experience.
Meanwhile, Patidar leaders, who had rallied behind Mr. Patel, are apparently upset with the BJP high command's decision to drop Mr. Patel at the last moment. “Nitin Patel should immediately resign from the party,” Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel said.