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Ahmedabad, Aug 1:

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has called upon the BJP leadership to “relieve” her from her present responsibilities in keeping with the “party”‚’s laudable tradition of leaders who turn 75 vacating their posts.

Anandiben Patel
Anandiben Patel

In a Facebook post in Gujarati on Monday, Patel says: “I turn 75 in November but I would request the leadership to relieve me now to allow more time to the new incumbent.”

Patel said the State government’s ambitious biennial Vibrant Gujarat meet this year-end and the crucial state assembly elections fall next year. She said, “The new Chief Minister will thus have adequate time to prepare for these important events.” (IANS)