Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani filed nomination for Gujarat Assembly election on Monday. He was accompanied by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is the in charge of the part for state polls.
Ahead of filing his papers, CM Rupani toured the lanes of Rajkot and reached out to his supporters.
A former Mayor of Rajkot city, Rupani had first contested from Rajkot West constituency in October 2014. He defeated his opponent Jayanti Kalaria from Congress with a vote margin of over 23,000 votes.
“The Congress is asking for a chance to rule Gujarat. They had all the chances for 45 years after Independence. What they gave was frequent riots and anarchy. It is only after 2003 the riots have stopped. Our government has given peace and communal harmony in the State. BJP, Modi and Gujarat are the synonyms of progress,” he said before heading to file his nomination
Rupani also stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his best wishes as he started for filing his nomination papers.
Leaving to file my nomination papers from Rajkot (West). Overwhelmed with the good wishes from all. Gujarat is proud to carry on the legacy of good governance started by PM Shri @narendramodi. I am confident that people of Gujarat will shower their love once again.
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) November 20, 2017
Arun Jaitley, who accompanied Rupani for filing the nomination, stated that BJP has provided a stable government in Gujarat.
“BJP government stands for growth, stability and development. The forces that are fighting against us represent anarchy. In the past two-and-a-half decades, BJP has provided stable government with progress… The Opposition forces are making efforts to bring a situation of anarchy in Gujarat.”
Rajkot West is not only the largest constituency in Saurashtra region – with over 3.15 lakh voters, but has high concentration of businessmen, entrepreneurs, academicians and influencers.