New Delhi: As campaigning for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections came to an end, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made an emotional plea to the state’s people.

In a series of tweet on Tuesday eveing, PM said, “With the Government of India and Government of Gujarat working together, the strength rises manifold. This 1+1 is not 2 but 11 and together we will take Gujarat to new heights.”

In his emotional appeal to the people of Gujarat, the PM said no Gujarati will let go off a golden opportunity of development of our youth and coming generations. Victory of BJP is a guarantee for a bright future.

Recalling that it had been three and a half years since he “got the honour to travel across the length and breadth of Gujarat to seek the blessings of the people”, Modi said, “I am devoting my life for the betterment of crores of people of Gujarat and India. Have been fortunate to always get your blessings. I am sure you will continue to bless us in these elections too by voting for BJP.”

“During my travels across Gujarat, the level of affection I have received from the people is unparalleled in my 40 years of public life. This affection gives me strength and motivates me to devote all my time for India’s development,” he said.

He urged the people of the state to come out to vote in large numbers in the second and final phase of the elections, on 14 December. “I call upon the people of Gujarat to not only give the BJP an overwhelming majority but also ensure that BJP wins in every polling booth across the state,” he said.

He charged the Opposition with spreading unimaginable lies about “Gujarat, Gujarat’s growth and about me personally,” even as he stressed that the state would respond to the “negativity and lies” in a fitting manner. “The lies that our worthy opponents have spread, about Gujarat, Gujarat’s growth and about me personally is something I had never imagined. It is natural for every Gujarati to feel hurt. People of Gujarat will give a fitting reply to the negativity and lies of the opposition,” Modi said.

Hindusthan Samachar/Amit Kumar