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PM Modi holds longest-ever roadshow in Gujarat

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The Bharatiya Janata Party claims it is the longest roadshow by an Indian political leader.

Ahmedabad, Dec 01: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a mega roadshow said to be the longest-ever by an Indian leader where polling will be held in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections.

The 50-km-long roadshow spanning 14 assembly seats started from Naroda village. The roadshow began from Naroda village in the eastern part of the city around 5.20 pm and ended at IOC crossroads in Chandkheda area in the west around 9 pm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign for the Gujarat Assembly elections, in Ahmedabad. Image credit PTI

A large number of people standing on both sides of the route welcomed Modi and greeted him with flowers. Standing on a specially-designed vehicle, the PM was seen waving at the crowd all along the route.

The roadshow passed through various areas including Hirawadi, Hatkeshwar, Maninagar, Danilimda, Jivraj Park, Ghatlodia, Naranpura and Sabarmati. It covered 13 constituencies in Ahmedabad city as well as Chandkheda area which falls in the Gandhinagar-South Assembly seat, a BJP release said.

He also paid floral tributes at the statues of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay and Subhash Chandra Bose in Thakkarbapa Nagar, Maninagar and RTO Circle on the route. Modi's convoy gave way to an ambulance at one point.

PM Modi convoy makes way for ambulance

PM Modi stopped his convoy to give way to an ambulance during his massive roadshow in Ahmedabad today.

On seeing the ambulance coming from behind, the PM's security personnel asked the driver of his vehicle to move sideways so that the ambulance could pass.

It is not the first time that Prime Minister Modi stopped his convoy to facilitate the movement of an ambulance.

An average 59.24 per cent voter turn-out was recorded in the first phase of elections in 89 seats of Saurashtra and south Gujarat regions was held on Thursday, while the polling in the remaining 93 seats including 16 of Ahmedabad city will take place on December 5.

with PTI inputs

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