Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long visit to Gujarat on Monday where he is expected to address a gathering of almost seven lakh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at a village near Gandhinagar. "Ahead of elections, Gujarat will today have rain of rhetoric", he said on Twitter, using the phrase "jumlon ki baarish" in his Hindi tweet.
The Prime Minister will address a rally in Gandhinagar where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers from the state will be present.
Speaking at the event named "Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan", PM Modi came down heavily on the Congress and said that the party wanted to jail him. "We will always fulfil the dreams of every Gujarati with full strength & vigour", Modi tweeted on the eve of his visit.
And now BJP MP Varun Gandhi, in a statement that's bound to embarrass his party, has described the Election Commission as a "toothless tiger".
Narendra Modi will be addressing the Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan, marking the conclusion of the mega yatras started by Amit Shah on 1 October.
The march, which started on October 1, covered a distance of nearly 4,500 kilometres, spread over 149 of the 182 Assembly constituencies in the state. BJP has been ruling Gujarat since 1995, when the Keshubhai Patel-led party dethroned the Congress, winning 121 seats. The EC has still not announced the date for the assembly elections in Gujarat, which means that the code of conduct is still not applied in the state.
In total, the yatra covered a distance of around 4,471 kilometres, spread over 149 of the 182 Assembly constituencies in the state, Gujarat BJP chief Jeetubhai Vaghani said.
Narendra Modi visited Gujarat last week and inaugurated several projects. He had also held a roadshow in his hometown Vadnagar on October 8.