Amit Shah files nomination in Gandhinagar

BJP president Amit Shah filed his nomination in Gandhinagar where he is contesting the Lok Sabha polls as BJP candidate, replacing party patriarch L.K. Advani.

In a show of strength, Mr. Shah held a 4-km roadshow in areas such as Ghatlodia and Naranpura of Ahmedabad city which fall in the Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency. Lakhs of people greeted Mr. Shah when his road show passed.

Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel accompanied Shah in an open vehicle during the road show that started from Sardar Patel statue in Naranpura area in Ahmedabad.

Before reaching the Gandhinagar collector’s office for filing the nomination, Mr. Shah also addressed a rally in Ahmedabad, where leaders of BJP’s allies such as Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal and LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan were also present on the stage.