Gujarat Elections 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address mega rally, likely to announce sops

06 November 2017, 02:51 PM

In the run-up to the state elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a ‘mega rally’ in his home state on Monday. 

The rally is expected to be attended by over six lakh BJP workers. Before leaving for state capital Gandhinagar, PM Modi tweeted, "I bow to the people of Gujarat for blessing BJP for decades. We will always fulfil the dreams of every Gujarati with full strength & vigour". 

The BJP is in power in Gujarat for over two decades and is hoping to retain power for a record fifth time even as BJP President Amit Shah has set a target of 150 seats.

BJP had started 'Gujarat Gaurav Yatra' on October 1 which will culminate with Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan.  

The programme on Monday at Bhat village near Gandhinagar will be attended by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Amit Shah, and other party leaders.

The date for Gujarat elections is yet to be announced by the Election Commission and the term of the present assembly will end on January 22, 2018.

PM Modi has made several visits to Gujarat. Last week itself he inaugurated various projects in Rajkot, his hometown Vadnagar, Gandhinagar, and Bharuch.

BJP had won 115 seats in the 2012 assembly elections.

First Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 07:38 AM
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