Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Nishan Vidyalaya, situated in Ahmedabad’s Ranip area on Tuesday morning, where he cast his vote in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Ranip area is a part of Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency, from where BJP national president Amit Shah is contesting.
Making an appeal to voters to cast their votes, PM Modi said, “Like terrorism’s power is IED, people’s power is voting.”
“Urging all those voting in today’s Third Phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to do so in record numbers. Your vote is precious and will shape the direction our nation takes in the years to come. I’ll be voting in Ahmedabad in a short while from now,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted on Wednesday morning.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to cast his vote at polling booth in Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ranip, Ahmedabad; BJP President Amit Shah also present,” tweeted news agency ANI with images of the Prime Minister.
Voters and party supporters gathered outside the polling booth in Ahmedabad started chanting Modi as they burst into loud cheers and with folded hands Modi greeted the massive gathering, as he stepped out of the vehicle.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother Hiraba Modi in Gandhinagar on Tuesday morning and greeted her with sweets. She gave him a shawl and a coconut as blessings as Gujarat goes to poll in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections.
In Gujarat, 371 candidates are in the fray for 26 Lok Sabha seats, while 45 candidates are in the fray for by-poll in four Assembly seats.