Moderate to brisk is being recorded today in 116 Lok Sabha seats, including all constituencies of Gujarat and Kerala, in which BJP president Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and several Union ministers are in the fray.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote at a booth in Ahmedabad and said the “voter ID” (identity card) was much more powerful than the “IED” (improvised explosive device) of terrorists.
A shawl, coconut and sweets was what Modi got from his mother Hiraba as he met her today before casting his vote at a polling booth near Gandhinagar.
Modi spent 20 minutes with 98-year-old Hiraba, who lives with her younger son Pankaj Modi at Raisan village near the state capital.
She gave him a shawl, sweets and a coconut and blessed him for his victory in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. He touched her feet in reverence.
The PM also interacted with the society residents and even allowed kids in the locality to take ‘selfies’ with him, before leaving for a school at Ranip to cast his vote.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today expressed confidence that millions of youngsters stepping out to vote want ‘Nyay’ (justice) for every Indian and will cast their ballot wisely.