Gujarat Elections: Mysterious poster projects Ahmed Patel as Chief Minister

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti convenor Hardik Patel meeting with his supporters during

He has been attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hails from Gujarat, on some of these issues via his Twitter series "a question a day", through which he demands answers from Modi on "unfulfilled promises" made by his party.

"To maintain unity within the Muslim community and to make Ahmed Patel the "wazir-e-alam" (grand minister) of Gujarat, we request the Muslim community to vote only for the Congress", the poster said in Gujarati with Rahul Gandhi and Patel along with the party symbol of Hand. Its intensity has decreased and parts of coastal Maharashtra and Gujarat, including Mumbai, have been receiving heavy rains. However, he had to cancel his rallies in Morbi, Dhangadhra and Surendranagar.

Shankersinh Vaghela, who quit the Congress earlier this year to float his own Jan Vikalp outfit, was scheduled to address roadshows and rallies in Junagadh, and Saurashtra's Mahuva and Palitana towns on Wednesday, a leader of his outfit said.

Cyclone Ockhi, which brought unseasonal thundershowers throughout the west coast of India this week, has thrown elections preparations of both the BJP and the Congress in poll-bound Gujarat for a toss.

In an interesting development, posters projecting senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel as next chief minister of Gujarat, in case Congress wins upcoming Assembly elections, have appeared in Surat. BJP MP Manoj Tiwari's roadshow in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad was also cancelled due to light showers, said party's Bapunagar MLA Jagroopsinh Rajput. "With CycloneOckhi expected to make a landfall in Gujarat, I appeal to BJP Gujarat Karyakartas (workers) to focus on helping people across the state". "Our Karyakartas (workers) should devote themselves to providing all possible assistance and stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens", Modi said.

In Surat, the BJP leaders have already started shifting people to safer places. Amit Shah's poll rallies in Rajula, Mahuva and Shihor on Tuesday were also cancelled.

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