Anandiben Patel will replace Narendra Modi as Gujarat chief minister after a 13-year tenure. She was holding several important portfolios in the Modi-led state government and is conisdered quite close to the outgoing Chief Minister. She was chosen leader of the parliamentary party in the assembly. The BJP MLAs proposed Anandiben Patel's name as the CM after a special session to bid farewell to Modi praised him for his contributions.
The Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi has already submitted his resignation to the governor Kamla Beniwal.