Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar will on Saturday file his nomination following a mega rally and a roadshow in the Gujarat capital.
Shah, who is a Rajya Sabha member, will be contesting his first Lok Sabha election. He is accompanied by other top leaders of the party as well as several members of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari accompanied Shah for the roadshow and will be present when Shah files his nomination papers.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Shiromani Akali Dal supremo Parkash Singh Badal and Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan also accompanied Shah in Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.
Before leaving for Ahmedabad, Union Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, “Leaving New Delhi for Ahmedabad. Shall accompany BJP National National President Shri @AmitShah during his filing of nomination papers today from Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency.”
Amit Shah has replaced BJP veteran L K Advani as party candidate from Gandhinagar.