BJP national president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal among others urged voters to cast their votes in the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday.
Taking to Twitter, Nadda appealed to all the State's people to vote in large numbers for peace, development and prosperity. "Today is the first phase of polling in Gujarat. I appeal to all the brothers and sisters to vote in large numbers for peace, development and prosperity in the state, this is the main pillar of progress. Your participation in this great festival of democracy will play an important role in building a developed Gujarat," he said.
The Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged voters of the first phase to vote with unprecedented enthusiasm and numbers to continue this development journey.
"In the last two decades, Gujarat has become synonymous with development and peace, which every Indian is proud of. But this was possible because of the strong government elected by the people of Gujarat. I appeal to the voters of the first phase to vote with unprecedented enthusiasm and numbers to continue this development journey," Shah tweeted.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel also appealed to voters to vote in large numbers and contribute to strengthening democracy.
The Gujarat Chief Minister also said he had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"As the first phase of Gujarat assembly elections is going on today, I appeal to all the voters to vote in large numbers and contribute to strengthening the democracy. Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi has also had a telephonic conversation with me in this regard and wished me well," Patel tweeted.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appealed to voters of Gujarat to vote for employment, cheap gas cylinder and a progressive future for the State.
"There is an appeal to all the brothers and sisters of Gujarat, vote...for employment, cheap gas cylinder, for loan waiver of farmers, for the progressive future of Gujarat, vote in large numbers and make this festival of democracy a success," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.
Kejriwal said that the voters of the first phase have a golden opportunity, do vote for a better future of Gujarat.