The event - 'Mann ki baat - chai ke saath' - was held at all 50,128 polling booths in 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat
The event - 'Mann ki baat - chai ke saath' - was held at all 50,128 polling booths in 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat. It was announced by state BJP in-charge Bhupender Yadav on November 23 after a meme mocking PM Modi over his tea-seller background was tweeted by the Youth Congress.
The event brings back memories of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections where Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had said that Modi, a former tea-seller, could never become the prime minister. The BJP had then leveraged the remark to launch Modis 'chai pe charcha' sessions as part of its election campaign.
BJP National President Amit Shah attended the program in the Dariyapur constituency Dewanpur Assembly's Booth Number - 98.
The event comes ahead of the Prime Minister's visit to the state on November 27 and November 29.