Governor O P Kohli, the entire Gujarat cabinet including the Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, state BJP leaders including the newly-appointed president Jitu Vaghani and hundreds of party workers welcomed Modi at the airport.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was arranged a grand reception in Ahmedabad on the occasion of his birthday.
PM Modi on Friday night arrived at the airport in Gandhinagar on Saturday morning, met his mother Hirabai on his birthday and sought her blessings.
Modi’s mother lives with his younger brother Pankaj Modi in Gandhinagar.
This is the PM’s third visit in recent times to Gujarat, where Assembly elections are due next year.
Top leaders of Bhartiya Janta Party along with others parties top leaderse has also wished PM Modi for his long life including his best performance .
After his grand reception, Modi thanked Gujarat BJP leaders and party workers and drove to the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar where he will spend the night. Some of the party workers seemed disappointed as Modi did not address them.
Later, he would go to the tribal district of Dahod to inaugurate various irrigations projects.Dahod collector Lalit Padaliya said the inauguration ceremony will be held at Limkheda town, around 25 km from the city, and the PM will also address a rally there.
“The Prime Minister will inaugurate Kadana-Hafeshwar irrigation project,” Padaliya said.Later in the afternoon he would go to Navsari where he is scheduled to take part in a function where aid would be distributed to the differently-abled persons.“In Navsari, PM will distribute kits and aid to ‘divyang’ citizens. He will also address a large gathering near Navsari town,” Pandya said.