Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his election campaign for the BJP with his two-day visit to Gujarat on Saturday. However, while addressing a gathering in Chotila, near Rajkot in the state, people started to leave the the venue midway through his speech, reported Times of India.
People start leaving the venue even as PM Narendra Modi delivers speech at Chotila.
— TOI Ahmedabad (@TOIAhmedabad) October 7, 2017
However, Times of India later deleted this tweet before keeping it live for few hours. Reporters on the ground that Janta Ka Reporter spoke to said that people had indeed started to leave the venue as soon as Modi started speaking.
While in Rajkot, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of new Rajkot airport by unveiling a digital plaque at a ceremony organised at Chotila.
He asked the people gathered at the venue, “Had Chotila, Surendranagar ever thought there’ll be an airport here? Do you believe this is development? Do you like it?” “Development used to take place earlier also. A neta will install a hand-pump and ask people to help him win elections. We laid giant pipes (under SAUNI project).Surendranagar to benefit the most from Narmada project as it’ll get more water,” Modi was quoted by Indian Express.
Gujarat is scheduled to go for polls in December, when the saffron party will be fighting the 22 years of anti-incumbency. This is the first assembly polls since Modi left Gujarat to become the prime minister.
Not so long ago, the BJP President Amit Shah had to face angry slogans by Patidars during his speech in Anand as protesters distrupted his rally. This had followed another angry protests by Patidar community members during a press conference by the Gujarat deputy chief minister, Nitin Patel.