GUJARAT : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah filed nomination papers from Gandhinagar constituency after a four-kilometre-long road show here on Saturday.
Shah filed nomination in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackrey.
Shah, who is a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), is contesting the Lok Sabha elections for the first time. He has been fielded from Gandhinagar constituency, which was last represented by BJP veteran LK Advani.
Before filing the nomination, Shah paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and addressed an election rally in Naranpura area of Ahmedabad. He also participated in a road show from DRH Regency hotel to Patidar Chowk in Ghatlodia area.
Expressing deep gratitude to the BJP for making him what he is today, Shah at the ‘Vijay Sankalp Sabha’ said: “If BJP is taken away from my life, only ‘zero’ will be left.
Whatever I’ve learnt and given to the country is all belongs to the BJP.” Talking about the good works done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the last five years, the BJP chief said: “Today, people have a question who will provide security to the country.
Only Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP and NDA government can provide security to the country.” Shah’s son Jay Shah was also present at the ‘Vijay Sankalp Sabha’.
Polls for 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat will be held in a single phase on April 23. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.