New Delhi: The first woman Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Monday morning took to her social media handle to submit her resignation.
Anandiben Patel requested the party to relieve her from her post after she turns 75 this November. She submitted her resignation to the top brass of the party in a letter posted on her Facebook page.
In her post she also said that she had two months earlier sought to resign from the BJP party so the new incumbent had enough time to prepare for the major upcoming events like 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit'.
She further said, "I have been working actively with the BJP for the past 30 years and I have got the opportunity to manage several responsibilities the party entrusted on me. I am fortunate to have been offered prime positions and major responsibilities by the BJP party."
After a few hours the news broke out and sources revealed that BJP accepted the resignation offered by Anandiben Patel.
As soon as the news of the resignation of the Gujarat CM surfaced, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Anandiben Patel resigned because of him.
Before Anandiben Patel it was Najma Heptullah, 76, who resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet.