Marking the beginning of his 66th birthday today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother Hiraba in Gandhinagar. He sought her blessings before sitting down and talking to her. He will be spending the rest of the day in Gujarat where several programmes have been planned.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit the tribal district of Dahod to inaugurate various irrigation projects.
PM Modi was given a grand reception in Ahmedabad as he landed at the airport Friday night, on the eve of his birthday. This is the PM’s third visit in recent times to Gujarat, where Assembly elections are due next year.
BJP is facing a challenge in Gujarat ahead of next year’s polls in the aftermath of Patel quota agitation and the protests of Dalit community after the Una atrocity incident.
Watch PM Modi Meet his Mother in Gujarat
Last month Modi visited his home state twice — to condole the death of Sawminarayan sect’s leader Pramukhswami Maharaj and later to inaugurate an irrigation scheme in Saruashtra region. This is his third visit to Gujarat in recent times.