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PM Modi meets his mother to take her blessings before casting vote in Ahmedabad

PM Modi will cast his vote in Ranip, Ahmedabad. 

PM Modi meets his mother to take her blessings before casting vote in Ahmedabad
Image Courtesy: Twitter/@ANI

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother Heeraben to take her blessings ahead of casting his vote for the Lok Sabha election in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

Pictures of PM Modi seeking Heeraben's blessings have been shared by news agency ANI. After the brief meeting, the prime minister met some of the people outside his mother’s house. He was seen carrying a red chunari along with him. He will cast his vote in Ranip, Ahmedabad. 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is also present at the Ranip polling booth to welcome PM Modi. 

Earlier today, PM Modi tweeted urging people to come out in "record numbers" and cast their vote. "Urging all those voting in today's third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to do so in record numbers. Your vote is precious and will shape the direction our nation takes in the years to come. I'll be voting in Ahmedabad in a short while from now," he wrote.

Voters in 117 Lok Sabha seats spread across 15 states and Union Territories will exercise their franchise on Tuesday in the third phase of Lok Sabha election.

The big names in the fray are Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Kerala's Wayanad, Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh, Union minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly and BJP's Varun Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit.