Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday filed nomination for Gujarat assembly elections in presence of Union Minister Arun Jaitley in Rajkot.
Rupani took out a massive procession on his way to file papers from the Rajkot (West) Assembly seat. The function began at 10.30 AM and Rupani filed the form at 12.39 PM - the Vijay Muhurat, which is considered the most auspicious time of the day.
Further Rupani thanked Rajkot in a tweet and called Arun Jaitley's presence as inspiring. "
Before filing nomination papers at 12.39 AM in the inspiring presence of Shri @arunjaitley Ji, visited various temples to offer prayers and seek blessings of saints. Addressed huge public meeting at Bahumali Bhavan, Rajkot & now heading for filing nomination papers. Thank you RAJKOT", Rupani tweeted.
In a tweet in the morning, Rupani stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his best wishes as he started for filing his nomination papers.
A former Mayor of Rajkot city, Rupani had first contested from Rajkot West constituency in October 2014, after former Gujarat Speaker Vajubhai Vala and seven-time MLA from the seat was made Karnataka Governor in September 2014.