Gujarat chief minister files nomination papers

Gujarat chief minister files nomination papers

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday filed his nominations from Rajkot (West) Assembly constituency as the BJP's candidate in the presence of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.  

Before filing his papers, Rupani visited several religious places to offer prayers. He also addressed a public meeting of his supporters at the Bahumali Bhavan in Rajkot.

Rupani attacked the Congress at the meeting, claiming that he was confident of winning more than of the 182 seats in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state.

"The Congress is shaken due to the politics of development of the BJP. They may be making fun of development, but they must remember that to the BJP development is an attitude," he said.

He also tweeted that he had received a phone call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing him luck before filing his nominations.

Rajkot (West) has been a stronghold of the BJP and has been held by stalwarts as Vajubhai Vala, Keshubhai Patel, Narendra Modi and Vijay Rupani.

His opponent from the Congress, Indranil Rajyaguru later filed in his papers. While Rupani showed assets worth over   Rs 1.45 crore and almost 600 grams in gold, Rajyaguru said that his assets were to the tune of Rs 141 crore.

"He (Rupani) claimed that if I had funds, he had people. But today's (Monday) rally proves that I do not just have finances but humans and humanity. He may not have similar funds as me but the number of hoardings he has put up is much more than mine. They say a different story," Rajyaguru told media persons after filing his nomination.

He claimed that despite having three chief ministers from the constituency - Keshubhai Patel, Narendra Modi and now Vijay Rupani - the constituency is suffering from the menace of hooliganism.

 

 

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