- Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a roadshow in Ahmedabad on March 11
- He will address a rally of over 1 lakh elected representatives of panchayat bodies today
- Modi's visit to his home state came a day after the declaration of election results 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a roadshow from Gujarat airport to Kamalam (BJP's office) on Friday (March 11).This roadshow comes just a day after BJP stormed back to power in 4 out of 5 states including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa in recently concluded assembly polls.
This roadshow holds importance as Gujarat is scheduled to go for Assembly Elections this year. However, the dates of these polls have not been announced yet.
Riding in an open car decorated with floral garlands, Modi waved to people as his roadshow began from the airport to Kamalam, BJP's state headquarters located in capital city Gandhinagar.
Kamalam is around 10 km far from the airport.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and state BJP president CR Paatil were seen flanking Modi in the vehicle.
People lined up in large numbers on both sides of the road to greet PM Modi.
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat from today. At around 4:00 pm, the Prime Minister will participate in Gujarat Panchayat Mahasammelan - 'Maaru Gaam, Maaru Gujarat'- at GMDC ground in Ahmedabad and address the gathering, the Prime Minister's Office informed.
PM will address the rally of over one lakh elected representatives of panchayat bodies as part of his two-day visit to Gujarat on March 11 and 12, a state BJP leader said.
Members of taluka and district panchayats, and municipal councillors and corporators will also participate in the rally.
On Saturday, the Prime Minister will dedicate the building of Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) to the nation at 11:00 am. He will also deliver the first convocation address of the RRU as the Chief Guest. At around 6:30 PM, Prime Minister will declare open the 11th Khel Mahakumbh and deliver an address on the occasion. Different games will be organised at over 500 venues across the state.
As per the Gujarat government's circular, Khel Mahakumbh has been declared an "iconic event" under the Centre's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. Different sporting events will be organised to encourage school and college-going students.
Competitions are held at school, taluka, district, municipal corporation, zone and state levels, it said.
During the Khel Mahakumbh, sports events will be organised in five different age categories - for those under 11 years, under 14 years, under 17 years, open age group, and above 40 and 60 years of age. Athletics, swimming, judo, wrestling, archery, fencing, boxing, shooting, taekwondo, gymnastics, rugby and horse-riding, are among the categories for the participants of different age groups. Those above 40 and 60 will participate in Yogasan events.
"Around 1,100 artistes will perform live at the stadium in Ahmedabad, where the programme will be organised on Saturday evening," said officials.
Modi's visit to his home state comes a day after the declaration of results of the Assembly elections in five states. Gujarat will go to polls at the end of this year.
Meanwhile, in Uttar Pradesh, BJP and its allies won 255 seats out of 403 assembly constituencies. In Uttarakhand, the party secured 47 seats out of 70 seats. In Goa, BJP won 20 seats, out of 40, and got the support of independent candidates while in Manipur, the ruling BJP coalition bagged 31 seats out of 60 seats.
(With agencies inputs)