'Pushed BJP Into the Corner': Congress, AAP Take Credit for Rupani's Exit
As Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigns, AAP and Congress pat themselves on the back for his departure.
As Vijay Rupani, erstwhile chief minister of Gujarat, resigned from his post on Saturday, 11 September, leaders of the opposition parties Congress and AAP took to Twitter to celebrate the development, claiming credit for his departure.
"CM Vijay Rupani has resigned. Hats off to each and every karyakarta of @INCGujarat for fighting a good fight despite the complete anarchy in Gujarat. @INCGujarat's consistent effort and #CovidNYAYYatra has pushed the BJP in the corner and forced them to take this decision," National Convenor of the INC Saral Patel stated on Twitter.
On the other hand, AAP leader Ram Kumar Jha claimed, "It was AAP who exposed Failures of #VijayRupani Government."
As Rupani completed five years in office on 1 August, the Congress had held nine-day-long state-wide protests against the BJP-led Cabinet in Gujarat, demonstrating against the state's education policy and condition of educational institutions in Gujarat.
Similarly, the AAP, in order to mark Rupani's "misrule" in Gujarat, had initiated a protest campaign 'Agyaan Diwas', a sobriquet meant to mock BJP's 'Gyaan Shakti Diwas,' news agency PTI had reported.
On 17 August, the Congress had launched the 'COVID Nyay Yatra', a two-month long protest to demand an inquiry into the Rupani-led administration's allegedly negligent tackling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Rupani's tenure comes to a premature end, the two Opposition parties are patting themselves on the back for their campaigns against his regime.
National Coordinator of Digital Communications and Social Media, INC, Gaurav Pandhi stated that the Congress' protest campaign against the Rupani-led Cabinet had borne results.
AAP leader Rajesh Sharma asserted that it was the AAP's increasing popularity in Gujarat that had impelled BJP to shake up its ranks.
In a vein of humour, Congress leader Saral Patel stated that the biggest achievement of Vijay Rupani's public life is his renaming of the dragon fruit as 'Kamalam.'
(With inputs from PTI)
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