Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: PM Narendra Modi to Take Sea Plane From Sabarmati to Visit Ambaji Temple Today
New Delhi, December 11: Hours after administration asked him to not conduct a roadshow in Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he will travel in a sea plane from Sabarmati river in the city to Dharoi dam in Mehsana district on Tuesday. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi on posted, “At 9:30 AM a plane will land. I will be on that sea plane and will go to Dharoi dam and them offer prayers at Ambaji.”
“We won’t be able to build airports everywhere so we will focus on waterways. India is making strides in the start up sector,” Modi added. (Also Read: Talk About Gujarat, Not About Pakistan: Rahul to PM Modi)
Tomorrow, on this Sabarmati river at 9:30 AM a plane will land. I will be on that sea plane and will go to Dharoi dam and them offer prayers at Ambaji: PM @narendramodi
— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) December 11, 2017
Soon after Modi’s tweet, BJP national president Amit Shah called a one-line press conference at the BJP’s specially created election media centre and made the same announcement.
He said,”Since administration asked not to conduct road show of PM Modi on 12th, he’ll go to Ambaji Mata temple tomorrow. It’ll be done uniquely. To promote Gujarat tourism, he’ll take off in a sea plane from Sabarmati river front, land in Dharoi dam’s pond and will go to temple by road.” (Also Read: PM Modi Congratulates Rahul Gandhi, Wishes Him a Fruitful Tenure as Congress President)
Referring to PM Modi’s visit, Gujarat Chief minister Vijay Rupani said that this is for the first time in the history of the country that a sea-plane will land on a water body and that will be the Sabarmati river. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel in the plane from here to Dharoi. He will visit Ambaji temple and come back from Dharoi to Sabarmati in the same plane,” Rupani stated.
Earlier in the day, Ahmedabad Police Commissioner A K Singh had denied permission to both Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi, citing reasons of traffic congestion and some main markets and old city areas, which are communally sensitive and have narrow roads, falling on the routes of the roadshows.
(With inputs from agencies)