New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Ahmedabad on Sunday evening for exercising his franchise in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls on Monday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also cast his vote at a municipal sub-zonal office in Naranpura locality of the city.
According to reports, the prime minister will cast his vote at a polling booth set up at a high school in Ranip locality in Ahmedabad city.
After landing at the Ahmedabad airport on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Modi went to meet his centenarian mother Hiraba at her residence in Raisan area of Gandhinagar to seek her blessings ahead of the polls.
He spent around 45 minutes with her before leaving for the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters “Kamalam” in Gandhinagar. There he was received by Amit Shah, state BJP president CR Paatil, and other senior leaders.
“PM Modi will exercise his franchise at a polling station set up at Nishan high school in Ranip locality in Ahmedabad city on Monday morning,” news agency PTI quoted collector Dhaval Patel as saying.
It is to be noted that PM Modi is a registered voter from Ranip area and had cast his vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and previous elections. This polling station falls under the Sabarmati Assembly constituency in Ahmedabad city.
Notably, with 833 candidates in the fray, voting for 93 seats spread across 14 districts in central and north Gujarat districts in the second and final phase of polls will be held on Monday.
Polling for the first phase for 89 constituencies in Saurashtra, Kutch and south Gujarat regions was held on December 1, with an average voter turnout of 63.31 per cent.
The counting of votes for all 182 constituencies in Gujarat will be taken up on December 8.