Press Esc to close
Saturday 28 May 2016
News updated at 11:26 AM IST
Weather
Max: 32.6°C
Min : 22.5°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Frenzy sets in as Gujarat awaits Modi rule

Ahmedabad, Swati Bhan, May 15, 2014, DHNS:
Supporters wearing masks of Narendra Modi worship Lord Shiva in Jodhpur on Thursday. Pti

From a paanwala offering a “meetha paan” free to a chaiwala offering free “cutting tea”, it’s been frenzied reactions on the streets of Gujarat even as the EVMs across the country are yet to be opened for Verdict 2014.

The BJP too is riding high on the wave of a big victory predicted by pollsters.

So, even before the counting has begun, the party announced the victory rally plans from Vadodara to Ahmedabad to the national capital and lastly to Varanasi.

Barely two km away from Narendra Modi’s residence in Gandhinagar, paan seller Mohit Sharma is ebullient on the eve of the counting. He’s already put out big banners announcing free “meetha paans” on Friday “after Modi’s victory is stamped”. “I am certain that he is winning. So as a gesture toward a sweet win, am offering free of cost paan,” said Mohit, undeterred by the fact that he would lose out on money.

It’s the same sentiment for Bikhubhai, a small-time tea vendor in Ahmedabad who has offered free “cutting chai” to what he claims, “a new era in country’s politics where a tea seller has risen to the post of the prime minister.”

The BJP announced that it will be Diwali time in Gujarat as the counting culminates. “Across the state we have planned major celebrations. It will be like Diwali,” announced party spokesman, Vijay Rupani.

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, in case of the exit polls turning right, is expected to visit his mother and then leave for Vadodara to address a victory rally before returning to Ahmedabad to address another one. On May 17, Modi would fly to Delhi and later to Varanasi where, among other events, he will hold a “Ganga aarti”.

Rupani announced that a victory in Vadodara–one of the seats where Modi is contesting from– is almost a foregone conclusion; the party workers there would celebrate the large victory margin which they are expecting.

The Congress had pitted senior leader Madhusudan Mistry to contest against Modi.
The BJP has also planned victory processions in other parts of the state with the party’s own assessment and several exit polls predicting a clear majority and a gain for the BJP even in the state.

Amidst all the frenzy across the state, the man in question spent the day in bungalow No 26, the official residence of the chief minister in Gandhinagar and also launched a mobile app.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
An elephant herd seen near a village of Mysore city...

An elephant herd seen near a village of Mysore city...

Y Jyothi (R) of Telangana competes to win gold in the 100m girls hurdles...

Y Jyothi (R) of Telangana competes to win gold in the 100m girls hurdles...

Carpenters completing the construction of the wheels for the forthcoming Lord Jagannath Yatra...

Carpenters completing the construction of the wheels for the forthcoming Lord Jagannath Yatra...

Obama stands after laying a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima...

Obama stands after laying a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima...

Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants at Naugam...

Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants at Naugam...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the event organised to celebrate the success of film Sarbjit ...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the event organised to celebrate the success of film Sarbjit ...

Girl takes selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at exhibition on achievements of North East...

Girl takes selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at exhibition on achievements of North East...

Army Jawans leaving after the encounter at Khonchipora village in Tangmarg...

Army Jawans leaving after the encounter at Khonchipora village in Tangmarg...

Bihar Police persons pays tributes  Jawaharlal Nehru on his 52nd death anniversary...

Bihar Police persons pays tributes Jawaharlal Nehru on his 52nd death anniversary...

Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline,  Liza Headen and Abhishek at a promotional event of 'Housefull 3'...

Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline, Liza Headen and Abhishek at a promotional event of 'Housefull 3'...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523