Chief Minister Narendra Modi met members of Leuva Patel community during his visit to Surat for a marriage ceremony on Tuesday evening.
Sources said he spent almost one hour with Khodal Dham Sewa Samithis Surat wing president Mukesh Patel along with several other prominent leaders from the community.
Modi first attended the marriage function of nephew of Kishor Virani,chairman of Karp Impex,a diamond jewellery export firm.
Several prominent people from diamond industry as well as from BJP remained present in the marriage function.
Later,Modi visited Patels house for Vastu Ceremony of a bungalow at Parle Point in Surat. Over 100 people,majority of them were from Leuva Patel community,remained present to welcome Modi.
Talking to The Indian Express,Patel however said that Modis visit to his house was not a political one. Several people from Leuva Patel also greeted Modi and we all are happy. We had given him the invitation long ago and got assurance from him, Patel said.