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Narendra Modi Takes 'First-Ever' Seaplane Flight for Campaigning

India | News18 | December 12, 2017, 4:25 pm
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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi took off in a seaplane from the Sabarmati Riverfront to Dharoi Dam, a reservoir near Ambaji, to hold a rally on the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly elections. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took off in a seaplane from the Sabarmati Riverfront to Dharoi Dam, a reservoir near Ambaji, to hold a rally on the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly elections. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

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 The Bharatiya Janata Party said it was

The Bharatiya Janata Party said it was "the first-ever flight by a seaplane in the country". Since the election notification for Gujarat, Modi has been a very frequent visitor to the state to campaign for the ruling BJP. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

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 Asked the reason for the Prime Minister taking a seaplane, Jagdish Bhavsar, an official of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said,

Asked the reason for the Prime Minister taking a seaplane, Jagdish Bhavsar, an official of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said, "You can take this gesture of the Prime Minister as our other programmes like the Ro-Ro Ferry Service, or the Bullet Train project or the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS). You can take this new programme as one of the initiatives of the BJP." (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

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 After reaching Dharoi Dam reservoir, Modi will have 'Darshan' at the famed Ambaji temple and then address a public gathering. In the evening, he will fly back to Ahmedabad by the same plane. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

After reaching Dharoi Dam reservoir, Modi will have 'Darshan' at the famed Ambaji temple and then address a public gathering. In the evening, he will fly back to Ahmedabad by the same plane. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

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 Earlier, local authorities had denied Modi and Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi to hold rallies in the financial capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

Earlier, local authorities had denied Modi and Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi to hold rallies in the financial capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

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 Today being the last day for campaigning for the elections and all the political campaigning will halt at 05:00 p.m. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

Today being the last day for campaigning for the elections and all the political campaigning will halt at 05:00 p.m. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

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 However, door-to-door campaigning will be allowed wearing the party symbol on caps and T-shirts. The second phase polls will see around two crore voters decide the fate of 1,828 candidates fighting for 93 assembly seats. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

However, door-to-door campaigning will be allowed wearing the party symbol on caps and T-shirts. The second phase polls will see around two crore voters decide the fate of 1,828 candidates fighting for 93 assembly seats. (Image: Kamal Dev/News18)

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