PM Modi holds massive roadshow in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during road show in Ahmedabad | PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during road show in Ahmedabad | PTI

In the run-up to the Gujarat Assembly elections for the 2nd phase, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a massive roadshow in Ahmedabad.
People flocked on both sides of the streets through which the Prime Minister’s convoy was passing. People showered flowers on his convoy. “Modi…Modi…” chanted the crowd carrying his posters. The Prime Minister was also seen greeting people and waving his hands. After a gap of two days, Prime Minister Modi once again returned to the Gujarat election campaign trail. His three-hour-long mega roadshow is spanning across 16 assembly constituencies for the second phase of the assembly election.
The roadshow began at Naroda Gam and will end at Gandhinagar South constituency, covering a distance of more than 50 kilometers. PM Modi is scheduled to make at least 35 stops at the memorials of prominent personalities including Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on the way.
Thakkarbapanagar, Bapunagar, Nikol, Amraiwadi, Maninagar, Danilimbda, Jamalpur Khadia, Elisbridge, Vejalpur, Ghatlodia, Naranpur, and Sabarmati are some of the constituencies that the Prime Minister is covering in his roadshow.
Interestingly, while the Prime Minister canvassed for the second phase of the Gujarat election, voting for the first phase of the Gujarat election was underway.
From 2001 to 2014, Modi was Gujarat’s longest-serving chief minister.
In the 2017 Gujarat polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) tally stopped at 99 seats out of a total of 182 seats. The party has been in power for the last 27 years, with Narendra Modi being the state’s longest-serving chief minister.
This time, the party under the leadership of PM Modi, Amit Shah, and CR Paatil is aiming to get its highest seat tally yet, exceeding 140.
The state has been a BJP stronghold for a long time, and the party has set its sights on returning to power for the seventh term.
Meanwhile, the voting for the first phase of the two-phased Gujarat Assembly polls concluded on Thursday at 5 p.m. with a total voter turnout of 56.75 percent.