After a massive show of strength by the NDA, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday filed his nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar in the presence of top party leaders.
Shah filed the nomination papers in the presence Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh.
BJP workers formed a human chain in Gandhinagar to welcome Shah for the filing of nomination papers.
The BJP had replaced veteran leader LK Advani with Amit Shah in Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency while announcing the first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
The Gandhinagar seat is currently held by LK Advani who has been winning the seat consecutively for six terms from 1998 but now current party chief Amit Shah will be making his Lok Sabha debut from here.
In a massive show of unity, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Ram Vilas Paswan, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal and others were also present at the ‘Vijay Sankalp Sabha’ in Gandhinagar.
Amit Shah also held a 4-km-long roadshow from Sardar Patel statue in Naranpura, that culminated at the Patel Statue of Patidar Chowk in KK Nagar.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh earlier in his address congratulated Amit Shah and said the party chief will live up to the expectations of the constituency.
Polling for all the 26 seats of Gujarat will take place on April 23.
The opposition Congress has not yet announced its candidate for the Gandhinagar seat, a BJP stronghold in the state.