Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Gujarat's Surat yesterday for a two-day visit to his home state. He inaugurated the 36th National Games, which are being held for the first time in the state.
He was received at the airport in Surat by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupenra Patel.
Ahead of his Gujarat trip, PM Modi shared pictures of a drone show in Ahmedabad on Twitter. The Ahmedabad night sky lit up to prepare for the National Games opening.
During his trip, PM Modi also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for various projects. He began his visit from Surat by addressing a gathering in the Limbayat area. There, he launched various projects worth INR 3,400 crore, including the inauguration of the main entrance gate and phase-1 works of Diamond Research and Mercantile (DREAM) City.
According to a statement released by the sate government, PM Modi went to Bhavnagar from Surat where he launched projects worth nearly INR 6,000 crore, including the stone laying of the world's first CNG terminal and a brownfield port.
He attended the opening ceremony of the 36th National Games at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad and declared it open yesterday evening.
PM Modi's visit to the state comes just months ahead of the state assembly election in December. The BJP has ruled for nearly three decades in the state.