PM Modi casts vote in Ahmedabad

DN Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cast his vote here at Nishan Vidyalaya situated in Ahmedabad's Ranip area.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi after casting his vote

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cast his vote here at Nishan Vidyalaya situated in Ahmedabad's Ranip area.

Notably, Ranip area is a part of Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency, from where BJP national president Amit Shah is contesting.

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Pm Modi said, " Today third phase of polling is underway, I am fortunate that I also got the opportunity to fulfill my duty in my home state of Gujarat. Like you feel pure after a holy dip in Kumbh, one feels pure after casting vote in this festival of democracy."

He futher said, "The weapon of terrorism is IED, the strength of democracy is voter ID. I can say with surety that the voter ID is much much more powerful than an IED, so we should understand the strength of our voter IDs." 

Prime Minister Modi took a ride in an open SUV this morning as he made his way to to cast his vote in the third phase of the national election. Surrounded by his bodyguards, the Prime Minister waved to a long line of people who waved back at him.

Also Read: Voting begins for third phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Earlier in the morning, the Prime Minister met his mother Heeraben Modi in Gandhinagar and sought her blessings. After voting, he walked in a procession on the streets of Ahmedabad.

In Gujarat, 371 candidates are in the fray for 26 Lok Sabha seats, while 45 candidates are in the fray for by-poll in four Assembly seats. More than 4 crores 41 lakh voters including 2 crores 14 lakh female voter are eligible to cast their vote in the state. More than 51 thousand polling stations have been set up in the state. (ANI)

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