Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a poll rally in Banaskantha of Palanpur district on Sunday. Over 68 per cent turnout was recorded in the first phase of polling for 89 Assembly seats on Saturday.
The second phase of polling in 93 seats will be held on December 14 while the counting of votes is scheduled on December 18.
Here are the highlights-
# They said it can never happen, they also asked me- you have not headed a Panchayat how can you promise this? We proved them wrong, ensured villages get power: PM
# When I first stated my intent to ensure electrification of villages in Gujarat, the state Congress leaders mocked me: PM Modi
# A generational shift has not brought in a new political culture for the party. They rely on their same divide and rule politics: PM Modi in Kaalol
# Congress is back to their old tricks, says PM Modi
# PM Modi, while addressing a rally in Kaalol, said BJP is fighting these elections on the issue of development
# With the coming of the DMIC, Banaskantha will become a transport hub. It will provide job opportunities to the youth: PM Modi
# Why are people who previously held high posts in military-intelligence establishment of Pak writing that we should help make Ahmed Patel the CM?: PM Modi
# The same Mani Shankar Aiyar, who insulted Gujarat, held secret meetings with Pakistan High Commissioner. What was the reason?: PM Modi
# The entire nation is seeing the wonders of Banaskantha in agriculture, particularly in potato cultivation: PM Narendra Modi
The prime minister had thanked the people of Gujarat for turning out in record numbers.
"Thank you Gujarat! Gratitude to my sisters and brothers of Gujarat for voting in record numbers today. I am seeing that BJP is headed towards a historic victory, powered by the affection and support of every Gujarati," he had tweeted.