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Amit Shah files nomination from Gandhinagar, confident that NDA will cross 400 mark

News Agencies | Updated on: 19 April 2024, 13:45 IST
Amit Shah files nomination papers

Gandhinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday filed his nomination from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat. Amit Shah was accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on the occasion.

The Congress has pitted Sonal Patel from the Gandhinagar seat against Amit Shah, who is eyeing a second consecutive term from here. In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Amit Shah registered a massive victory after defeating CJ Chavda with a victory margin of 5.55 lakh votes.

Chavda had contested the 2019 polls on a Congress ticket but later joined the BJP.

After filing the nomination, Home Minister Amit Shah said that it was a matter of pride for him to contest from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat as it had been represented by Bharatiya Janata Party stalwarts in the past.

"Today I have filed my nomination from the Gandhinagar seat. It is a matter of pride for me that this seat was represented by LK Advani, Atal ji, and the seat where Narendra Modi himself is a voter. I have been an MLA, and MP from this seat for 30 years. The people of this region have given me immense love. I was a small-time booth worker and now I reached the Parliament from this constituency. Development projects worth Rs 22,000 crore have been completed in the last five years in Gandhinagar," Amit Shah said.

The Home Minister said that he was confident that the NDA would cross the 400-seat mark and go on to lay the foundation for Viksit Bharat.

"In this election, the whole country is excited to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister for the third time with 400 'paar'...Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the country has gained glory in the entire world...The 10 years that the people of the country gave were spent in filling the holes made by the UPA government and these next 5 years to be the years of laying the foundation for building a Viksit Bharat...I appeal to people to vote and make the lotus blossom everywhere with a huge majority and make us successful in achieving the target of crossing 400 seats," Amit Shah said.

All 26 seats of Gujarat go to the polls in a single phase on May 7.


First published: 19 April 2024, 13:45 IST