Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a poll rally in Surat of Gujarat on Thursday.
A total of 89 seats -- out of 182 -- spanning the
Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions, are up for grabs in the first phase with 977 candidates in the fray, including Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
Voting will be held on December 9.
On the campaign trail, Modi had addressed about 14 rallies, while congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had spent more than seven days in Saurashtra and south Gujarat, addressing a number of meetings.
Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST)members of the BJP in poll-bound Gujarat tomorrow and listento their concerns on Cyclone Ockhi, which may hit the state.