PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi And Hardik Patel Denied Permission For Tomorrow's Roadshows In Ahmedabad

| December 11 , 2017 , 12:00 IST

Ahead of the second and final phase of the Gujarat state assembly elections on December 14, campaigning is going on at full speed.

However, star campaigners, Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the ruling BJP, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as well as Patidar leader Hardik Patel have been denied permission to carry out roadshows in Ahmedabad on Tuesday by the police.

The police cited law and order difficulty and public inconvenience while denying permission. Police officers stated that the route of the heavy-duty roadshows passed through crowded areas which would cause major inconvenience to people.

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"One of the two roadshows could have created law and order issues since the routes are in mutual conflict," said sources.

However, Hardik Patel will be allowed to stop at several places to address supporters during his 52-km long roadshow.

Over the past several weeks, PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi have been conducting extensive campaigning, with addressing even 4-5 rallies per day.

Other top leaders, including BJP national president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have been campaigning for BJP. Similarly, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh and Ahmed Patel were among the stalwarts campaigning for Congress.

Tuesday marks the last day for campaigning for the second phase of Gujarat elections before the Model Code of Conduct comes into place.