New Delhi: Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, filed nomination from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat on Saturday. He was accompanied by union ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal and LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan.
Before filing of the nomination, Shah held a 4-km roadshow, beginning from Sardar Patel Statue in the Naranpura area of Ahmedabad and culminating at Patidar Chowk in the Ghatlodia area, on Saturday. From Patidar Chowk, Shah would head to Gandhinagar in his car to file his nomination papers.
Shah is replacing BJP veteran LK Advani, who had been winning uninterrupted from Gandhinagar since 1998, from the prestigious constituency. Polling for all the 26 seats of Gujarat will take place on April 23.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounded the bugle for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in northeast on Saturday with multiple rallies in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
He addressed a public meeting at ITBP Ground, Aalo in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The PM also addressed an election rally in Moran of Dibrugarh. Later in the day, he will be addressing the gathering at Ghaigaon in Gohpur of Assam. In Lok Sabha Elections 2014, the BJP had won seven seats in Assam and one seat in Arunachal Pradesh.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will be held in seven phases, beginning April 11. The counting of votes across India will be conducted on May 23.