When a 4-year-old Surat girl forced PM Narendra Modi's cavalcade to stop midway
The people in Gujarat's diamond city Surat were taken to surprise when a 4-year-old girl forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cavalcade to stop midway on Monday.
Surat: The people in Gujarat's diamond city Surat were taken to surprise when a 4-year-old girl forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cavalcade to stop midway on Monday.
Surprisingly, the Prime Minister not only stopped his cavalcade, but also came out to meet the minor girl who had by chance ran towards his motorcade.
The security guards moving along with PM Modi were also confused initially as to what should be done and tried to stop the child from coming near fearing for her safety.
However, they soon took the girl to PM Modi after he ordered officials to immediately stop his SUV.
PM Modi then embraced 'Nancy', the 4-year-old, and also asked what was the time, pointing towards the wrist watch tied on her hand.
On a two-day visit to Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Sunday led a 11-km roadshow in the Surat city, a Patel community stronghold. He was accorded a rousing reception.
The roadshow was a mega outreach by PM in the election year. The BJP has decided to project him as the face of 2017 state Assembly polls. It will be a battle of prestige for the Prime Minister in his home state and he first visited to Surat.
Surat was the hub of Patidar agitation for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.
During the roadshow, stood along the road illuminated with lights of different colours, people chanted "Modi! Modi!" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai", as the PM acknowledged greetings from the cheering crowd. He waved towards them while standing through the open sunroof of an SUV for almost two hours.
Interestingly, Modi came to his home state for the first time after the BJP's resounding victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
In addition to 3D laser shows at regular intervals and colourful LED light decoration, 11 km-long saree with names of various government schemes printed on it was also tied along the route of the PM.
A 1008 metre-long welcome banner signed by over one lakh people was also on display and a 22-feet tall cutout of Modi was also installed near the airport.
Watch here how the 4-year-old girl forced PM Modi's motorcade to stop midway in Surat.