“After inputs that tribals are planning to barge into the event with black flags, we are taking no chances,” said a police officer.
A campaign manager in NCP also admitted that BJP has unleashed almost all its leaders for the state assembly elections.
However, Raje’s speech drew criticism from Congress and Shiv Sena leaders from the area, who accused her of “polarising” voters.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray too raised the matter at his rally in Bhandup on Sunday, where he regretted endorsing Narendra Modi for the post of Prime Minister.
The MNS chief alleged that BJP was asking for a majority so that they could eventually direct all that is coming to Maharashtra to Gujarat.
Reminds BJP cadre not to forget seniors
Patel began to read a speech in heavily accented English, then switched over to Gujarati.
Government is creating a separate fund where donations for building toilets will be accepted.
The CM gave away cheques worth Rs 8,000 each to a few beneficiaries to help citizens build individual toilets.
On Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping began his India tour from Ahmedabad, during which three MoUs were signed.
Patel had promised Modi all nine seats as a birthday gift.
On the occasion, Gujarat Governor Kohli asked teachers to keep their morale high, as they are much more than salaried employees.
“We will integrate Jan Dhan Yojna with our schemes and deposit money into your bank account,” said Patel.
The state government is also planning an aggressive social media campaign in the next four months to extract maximum mileage for the event.
The chief minister who will be spearheading this state sponsored biannual event for the first time will be delivering a keynote address.