Modi's seaplane ride can lead to disqualification of BJP candidates: Congress leader

Canadian pilot John Goulet who flew the seaplane carrying Narendra Modi

Canadian pilot John Goulet who flew the seaplane carrying Narendra Modi

Many have termed the plane ride a masterstroke of PM Modi to showcase the development that has taken place under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the last 22 years. Later during the day, PM Modi will also offer prayers at Ambaji Temple.

"During my travels across Gujarat, the level of affection I have received from the people is unparalleled in my 40 years of public life", the PM said.

The fate of the BJP and the Congress would be decided on December 18, when the result of the assembly elections would be declared.

The first phase of polling took place on December 9 and recorded a voter turnout of 68 percent. He travelled across the state covering approximately 3,500 km distance and visited nearly all the districts.

The tweets came amid reports from the ground that suggested large-scale anger in Gujarat's rural areas against the BJP. Mr. Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he has stopped working for development. Modi boarded the single-engine seaplane from near the Sardar Bridge connecting the old city with Ahmedabad West, the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country, to Dharoi Dam in north Gujarat. And when prodded about the Congress, the only name they could readily recall was that of Indira Gandhi.

Accusing the opposition Congress of lying about him as well as Gujarat, Modi said, "The lies that our worthy opponents have spread, about Gujarat, Gujarat's growth and about me personally is something I had never imagined".

On the last day of campaigning for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emotional appeal to the people, promising to take the poll-bound state to new heights. BJP president Amit Shah will vote at the Sub-zonal office in Naranpura, whereas Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will vote at Chimanbhai Patel Institute on SG Highway.

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