- Sea plane will land on the pond of Dharoi dam
- PM Narendra Modi will then go to the temple of Ambaji by road
- This will be the first instance of a sea plane taking off in India
PM Modi boarded the single-engine sea-plane from near the Sardar Bridge connecting the old city with Ahmedabad West. A special jetty was constructed to facilitate the prime minister's boarding from the river.
The seaplane take-off from the Sabarmati was Plan B after the PM's roadshow in Ahmedabad today was cancelled. It is designed to draw attention to the development work done by the BJP, which is seeking a fifth straight term in power in Gujarat, in response to the Congress, which has focused its campaign on alleging that the Gujarat model of development is a fail.
As PM Modi announced his sea-plane plan on Twitter on Monday evening, he also said, "With air, roads & rail connectivity, our Government is making efforts for harnessing waterways. All this is for 125 crore Indians," adding, "The transformation across Gujarat is for everyone to see. Sadly, Congress' notion of development is making a quick buck and that is why they are unable to see any change for the better."
Mr Gandhi has swapped the roadshow plan with a press conference that he will address in Ahmedabad later on Tuesday morning. The battle for the crucial state, seen as a PM Modi vs Rahul Gandhi contest, saw the two leaders conduct aggressive campaigns and make sharp, often personal remarks against each other.
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