Hoping for BJP win, Modi files nomination in Vadodara (Update)

Vadodara (Gujarat), Apr.9: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency on Wednesday.

Modi filed his nomination papers at the collectorate office in the presence of several party leaders and supporters.

Speaking to the press later, Modi said he was grateful to the people of Vadodara for allowing him to contest from the area.

“I am confident that people of Vadodara will celebrate this festival of democracy and make the BJP win,” Mod said.

General secretary of BJP and party in-charge for Gujarat, Om Mathur, state BJP president R.C.Faldu and other party leaders accompanied Modi to the collectorate office to file his nomination papers.

Tea vendor Kiran Mahida and member of city’s royal family, Shubhanginidevi Raje-Gaekwad, signed Modi’s nomination papers.

Vadodara is considered a BJP stronghold with the party winning the seat by almost 1.5 lakh seats in 2008. Six of the seven assembly segments in the constituency are held by the BJP while the remaining seat is held by an independent, who is now in the BJP fold.

Modi is also contesting from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)