‘Thoda Aaraam Bhi Karo’: Modi’s Brother Becomes Emotional As The PM Meets Him During Gujarat Vi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother Somabhai Modi became emotional while talking about PM Modi, who visited him earlier today. Talking about PM Modi’s visit, Somabhai Modi said that the people could not ignore the work the Centre has done after 2014. He also asked PM Modi to take some rest as well. “People cannot ignore the kind of work Centre has done after 2014. I asked him (PM Modi) that he works a lot for the country, he should take some rest as well,” Somabhai Modi told the news agency ANI.

On Monday, PM Modi cast his vote in the second phase of assembly elections in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. PM Modi interacted with the media after casting his vote and said that the festival of democracy had been celebrated with great pomp by the people of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Delhi.

He also thanked the people of India and congratulated the Election Commission for conducting elections peacefully.

PM Modi urged the people of the state to vote in large numbers. The voting began at 8 am today and will continue till 5 pm. “Urging all those voting in Phase 2 of the Gujarat elections, particularly the young and women voters, to vote in large numbers. I will be casting my vote in Ahmedabad at around 9 AM,” PM Modi tweeted. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also cast his vote in the second phase in Ahmedabad today.

Polling in the second and final phase is being conducted for 93 Assembly constituencies across 14 north and central Gujarat districts. As many as 833 candidates from 61 parties are in the fray in the second phase of the Gujarat elections whose fate will be decided by over 2.51 crore electorates.

The Election Commission has established 26,409 polling booths and nearly 36,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used for the purpose. Around 29,000 presiding officers and over 84,000 polling officers have been deployed in 14 districts to facilitate the polls.

According to Gujarat’s Chief Electoral Officer P Bharathi, of the total 26,409 polling stations, 93 are model polling booths, 93 are eco-friendly booths, another 93 are managed by Divyang, and 14 are managed by youth. Webcasting is being done in 13,319 polling booths in the second phase.

“Total of 2,51,58,730 voters will vote, of which, 1,29,26,501 are men, 1,22,31,335 are women and 894 are from the third gender,” Bharathi said. The 93 poll-bound seats in the second phase are spread across Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Patan, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Aravali, Mahisagar, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Anand, Kheda and Chhota Udaipur districts.

During the first phase of polling on December 1, Gujarat saw an overall turnout of 63.14 percent. The voting began at 8 am in 89 constituencies spread across 19 districts of Kutch, Saurashtra, and South Gujarat regions. The first phase of voting for 89 seats in Kutch, Saurashtra, and South Gujarat ended on December 1, with an overall turnout of 63.31 percent. The results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly election will be announced on December 8.

(With ANI Inputs)