Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to his home state, is expected to ring the ballot for the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled for December this year.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother Heeraben Modi at her residence in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat. It comes after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scored victories in four of the five states, including crucial Uttar Pradesh, which went to the polls between February and March.
Modi is currently in his home state for a two-day visit ending on Saturday March 12. Earlier today he addressed a mega congress in Panchayat where he invoked Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.
“Gujarat is the land of Bapu and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Bapu has always spoken of rural development, self-sufficient villages. Today as we mark ‘Amrit Mahotsav’, we must fulfill the dream of Grameen Vikas of Bapu” , said the Prime Minister.
While in Gujarat, he is also expected to sound the ballot trumpet for the Assembly elections scheduled for December this year. The BJP has been in power in the western state since 1995 and Modi served as Chief minister for four terms between 2001 and 2014.