Gujarat Gaurav Maha Sampark Abhiyan live updates: BJP is gearing up for crucial Assembly polls in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state which will take place in December. Amit Shah today began its mass contact drive in Gujarat to reach out to the party’s voters across the state. Under Gujarat Gaurav Maha Sampark Abhiyan initiative senior party leaders along with grassroots-level workers will visit households under the 50,000-odd polling booths across the state. The drive will continue till November 12. The Gujarat has been witnessing a high octane polling campaigning between ruling BJP and Congress. While Rahul Gandhi is using demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) to take potshots at PM Modi, Amit Shah and other BJP leader countered the these by claiming that these measures have helped Indian economy. Notably, the polling for the two-phase elections in Gujarat will take place on December 9 and 14 and the votes will be counted on December 18.
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6: 50 PM: BJP chief Amit Shah addressed a public gathering in Rajkot, Gujarat
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3: 43 PM: Amit Shah, today (November 7), did a door to door campaign under Gaurav Sampark Abhiyan in Naranpura, Gujarat.
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10:40 AM: BJP Chief Amit Shah today began party’s mass contact programme Gujarat Gaurav Maha Sampark Abhiyan in Ahmedabad’s Naranpura.
9:55 AM: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will address small businessmen on GST and other issues and also address the media today here to boost the Congress’s prospects in the Gujarat elections.
9:50 AM: Singh will take part in an interactive session on the current state of economy with businessmen and traders during his visit, the Gujarat Congress said in a release.
9:45 AM: His visit comes a day before Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s likely tour of Surat as the Congress marks the first demonetisation anniversary on November 8 as ‘black day’.
9:40 AM: The session has been organised at the Sardar Patel Memorial in Shahibaug area in the morning, the party said.
9:35 AM: After the event, the Congress leader will address a press conference at the state party headquarters, it added.
9:30 AM: The former prime minister is visiting Gujarat at a time the state is witnessing a heated campaigning for the assembly polls.
9:25 AM: Rahul Gandhi has already toured the state multiple times in the last few months and addressed a number of rallies. The note ban has been a recurring theme of Gandhi’s speeches.
9:20 AM: It is expected that the economist-politician would touch upon various aspects related to note-ban as well as the implementation of GST and its impact on the economy during his interaction with the business community.
9:15 AM: Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, goes to polls on December 9 and 14.
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9:06 AM: “Under the initiative, senior leaders as well as booth-level workers would interact with voters of almost 50,000 booths across the state between November 7 and 12,” he said
9:03 AM: “The exercise is aimed at telling people about what BJP has done for the state’s development,” he said.
8:58 AM: The polling for the two-phase elections in Gujarat will take place on December 9 and 14 and the votes will be counted on December 18.
8:53 AM: During the drive, the party would distribute publicity materials and a leaflet carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message to voters, Jadeja said.
8:48 AM: State leaders, including Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and state BJP chief Jitu Vaghani, would take part in the drive and visit voters as well as members of various communities in their respective assembly seats, he said.
8:40 am: Several Union ministers – Smriti Irani, J P Nadda, Nirmala Sitharaman, V K Singh, Mansukh Mandaviya and Prakash Javadekar – would also visit Gujarat during the drive and interact with voters at their designated places, Jadeja said.
7:45 AM: The mass outreach drive will be launched by BJP president Amit Shah from his constituency, Naranpura, in the city, Jadeja said at a press conference in Ahmedabad.
7:40 AM: The BJP will begin its mass contact drive — ‘Gujarat Gaurav Maha-Sampark Abhiyan’ — from tomorrow to maximise its reach to voters across the state where assembly elections are due next month.
7:35 AM: Under the initiative, which would continue till November 12, senior party leaders along with booth-level workers will visit households under the 50,000-odd polling booths across the state to canvass for the party, Gujarat BJP spokesperson I K Jadeja said.