Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat starting today. During his stay here, the Prime Minister will attend a number of events and meetings.
As per the schedule, he will arrive at Surat Airport this evening, from where he will go to Dahej to address an industry meet at ONGC Petro Additions Limited (OPAL) petrochemical complex.
Thereafter, he will head to Bharuch, where he will inaugurate a new four-lane bridge constructed on river Narmada to ease the traffic woes on Ahmedabad-Mumbai National Highway.
The Prime Minister will also address a public gathering in Bharuch and lay a foundation stone for a bus port in the town.
After that event, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will host a dinner for Modi at his residence in Gandhinagar, where state ministers and MPs are expected to remain present. Thereafter, the Prime Minister will head to the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar, where he will stay the night.
On Wednesday, PM Modi will be flown to Somnath temple, where he will offer special prayers and attend the meeting of the Somnath Temple Trust. PM Modi is the trustee of temple trust, of which former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel is the president.
BJP president Amit Shah and senior party leader LK Advani will also attend the meeting of the temple trust. Both of them are also its trustees.
On Wednesday afternoon, the PM will address the national convention of women sarpanch in Gandhinagar on the occasion of International Women's Day. Women sarpanch from different parts of the country will attend the event, which has been jointly organised by the Centre and the Rural Development Department of Gujarat government.
In the last few months, PM Modi has paid a number of visits to his home state where the assembly elections are scheduled to be held by the end of this year.