Trying to woo the aam-aadmi (common man), BJP took an unique step. Kiran Mahida, a tea vendor and a member of the city's royal family, signed Modi's papers as his supporter. Experts believe that BJP's decision may help the party and Modi to gain support from common man.
The Guajart CM was also accompanied by Gujarat BJP leader Anandiben Patel during his roadshow that headed towards the electoral office.
After filing his nomination, Modi said, "I'm confident that all voters in Vadodara will vote overwhelmingly for the lotus on election day."
"I was born in the Gaikwad state and studied in school funded by them, Vadodara has been my karmbhoomi (place of work)" he added.
Modi is pitted against Madhusudhan Mistry of the Congress and Sunil Kulkarni of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. Gujarat will go to polls on April 30.
Modi is also contesting elections from the Varanasi seat where he is pitted against Congress's Ajai Rai and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal.