Dec 10

Aishwarya Rai lauds Gujarat for rapid progress

Days before the assembly elections in Gujarat, Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Sunday praised the growth witnessed by the state in the past years under Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi government, Zee News reports.Aishwarya Rai

Incidentally her father-in-law and Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador for Gujarat`s tourism department. “I am familiar with the incredible progress in Gujarat. The nation has been witnessing it and I am so glad that I am considered as part of the family here. It has been a long standing relationship, it became even closer from my film and I feel totally at home here,” said Aishwarya.

Modi, who is contesting from Ahmedabad`s Maninagar seat, will lock horns with Congress candidate Shweta Bhatt.

Maninagar is a Modi stronghold and he has held this seat since 2002. In 2007, he defeated the Congress candidate by around 75,000 votes. Gujarat will go to the polls in two phases on December 13 and 17. The counting of votes will take place on December 20. daily times monitor