Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to poll-bound Gujarat on Sunday, where he is scheduled to inaugurate multiple projects.
This will be the Prime Minister’s third visit to his home state this month.
Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Rs 615-crore ‘roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro)’ ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay.
The prime minister had called the ferry service his “dream project” while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday. The project is set to reduce the distance between the two towns from 310 kilometres by road to 30 kilometres.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to address a gathering in Ghogha and undertake a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry. From there, PM Modi will head to Vadodara to lay the foundation stones for several projects.
The prime minister had visited Gujarat on Monday this week when he addressed the BJP workers at a rally in Gandhinagar.
In a recent rally, PM Modi had said that the Legislative Assembly polls will be a battle between “vikaswad” and “vanshwad”, in which his “development agenda” will triumph over the Congress’ “dynastic politics”.
Gujarat goes to polls in December this year and there is a controversy over the Election Commission not announcing dates for the polls so far.
On October 12, EC had announced that polling for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh will take place on November 9, but held off from announcing the Gujarat schedule, only saying the polling in the western state would be held before December 18.
The model code of conduct would have come into immediate effect in Gujarat had the poll schedule been announced along with Himachal Pradesh, the Congress argued.
(With inputs from PTI)