Anandiben Patel, first women Chief Minister for Gujarat on May 22, 2014, has offered resignation via her social media page.
"For the last some time there has been a tradition in the party that those who attain the age of 75, voluntarily retires from the post. I will attain the age of 75 in November," the state's first woman chief minister said in her Facebook post.
"I am asking the party to relieve me two months in advance as the new chief minister will require the time to work, when the state is going to face elections in 2017 and an important event like Vibrant Gujarat Summit to be held in January," Patel said. (Read: Seven probable reasons why she offered resignation)
Gujarat will go for poll in the later part of 2017. Patel had to faced some upsets as BJP recently fared badly in the rural civic bodies polls in December 2015 and the opposition Congress making gains at the cost of the saffron rival.
She also had to face the fierce Patel community quota agitation, one of the factors which contributed to BJP losing
in rural local bodies polls, while retaining urban areas.
Recently, the Dalit uprising after the Una trashing incident had also dented the image of party.