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Enchanted crowds, charismatic Modi — glimpses from Prime Minister’s mega roadshow in Ahmedabad

Locals stepped out of their homes and lined up on both sides of the street to catch a glimpse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his roadshow in Ahmedabad Thursday.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat: In the run-up to the second phase of the Gujarat assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday held a three-hour-long mega roadshow spanning 16 assembly constituencies in Ahmedabad. These constituencies included Thakkarbapa Nagar, Bapunagar, Nikol, Amraiwadi, Maninagar, Danilimda, Jamalpur-Khadia, Ellisbridge, Vejalpur, Ghatlodia, Naranpura and Sabarmati, among others.

Locals lined up on both sides of the streets along the route to catch a glimpse of Modi were seen showering flowers on his convoy and chanting his name. The Prime Minister, on his part, was seen waving to enthusiastic supporters. This was Modi’s first election outing after a gap of two days owing to the first phase of voting held earlier today.

Covering over 50 km, the roadshow began from Naroda Gam and concluded at Gandhinagar South constituency. PM Modi was scheduled to make at least 35 stops at memorials of prominent personalities including Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose along the way.

ThePrint’s national photo editor Praveen Jain brings you exclusive pictures from what is being called the ‘longest roadshow ever’ by an Indian politician.

PM Modi during roadshow in Ahmedabad | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi during roadshow in Ahmedabad | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Prime Minister waving at the crowd that gathered to see him | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Prime Minister waving at the crowd that gathered to see him | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Modi during roadshow Thursday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Modi during roadshow Thursday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Security personnel accompanying Modi during roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Security personnel accompanying Modi during roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supporters showering flower petals on PM Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supporters showering flower petals on PM Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Locals gather in large numbers to witness the roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Locals gather in large numbers to witness the roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Crowd cheers as Modi's cavalcade drives past them | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Crowd cheers as Modi’s cavalcade drives past them | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Flower petals being distributed before the roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Flower petals being distributed before the roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Locals eager to catch a glimpse of PM Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Locals eager to catch a glimpse of PM Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
School students witnessing Prime Minister's roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
School students witnessing Prime Minister’s roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Police personnel making arrangements during the roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Police personnel making arrangements during the roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Women witnessing Modi's roadshow Thursday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Women witnessing Modi’s roadshow Thursday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Locals coming out of their homes and shops to witness the roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Locals coming out of their homes and shops to witness the roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Women stand on balconies to catch a glimpse of PM Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Women stand on balconies to catch a glimpse of PM Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
BJP supporter wearing Modi mask during roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
BJP supporter wearing Modi mask during roadshow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Women sitting on the side of the road, waiting for PM Modi's cavalcade | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Women sitting on the side of the road, waiting for PM Modi’s cavalcade | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

(With inputs from ANI)

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