Bengaluru: Soon after the victory of the BJP in the Gujarat Assembly elections, there is a strong rumor spreading that senior BJP leader and present Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudhabhai Vala would become the next chief minister of Gujarat. The rumour gains importance as it is said that pending files are being cleared speedily in the office of the Governor.
V.R Vala, a resident of Gandhinagar had also represented Rajkot West constituency multiple times. He has reportedly discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the home state to cast his vote about the same and according to the sources, Narendra Modi expressed his intention to give the responsibility of chief minister to V.R Vala.
In Narendra Modi’s cabinet in Gujarat, V.R Vala was a cabinet minister for finance, Labour, and employment. He was also the speaker of Gujarat Assembly. An experienced politician, V.R. Vala, has a close contact with the RSS. As he is recognised in the close circle of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he may be considered for the chief minister post, according to the sources.
It can be remembered that there were rumors that V.R Vala will be the chief minister when Gujarat former chief minister Anandiben Patel was replaced. Vala also expressed his intention to become the chief minister. However, later he became quite as per the suggestion of Narendra Modi.