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Cyclone Ockhi: Rallies of Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah cancelled in Gujarat

Cyclone Ockhi: Rallies of Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah cancelled in Gujarat

Cyclone Ockhi has already turned into a "deep depression" and may not hit the Gujarat coast near Surat as predicted earlier but the cyclonic storm has already cancelled many rallies scheduled for Wednesday in poll-bound Gujarat. However, he had to cancel his rallies in Morbi, Dhangadhra and Surendranagar.

Cyclone hits poll campaign as rallies of PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress V-P Rahul Gandhi cancelled across the state Impact of cyclone Ockhi, which was hovering 250 km from Gujarat coast on Tuesday evening, disrupted the campaigning plans of senior BJP and Congress leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress V-P Rahul Gandhi and BJP national chief Amit Shah.

The cyclone, which has already taken 25 lives in Kerala, had moved northwards over the last two days.

According to the forecast by the Meteorological Centre here, the cyclone is approaching Gujarat steadily and now lies centred in the Arabian Sea just 390 kms away from the coastline near Surat.

The rains, or the prospect of it, have pushed the BJP and the Congress to push back a number of rallies.

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Shah's campaign rallies scheduled on Tuesday at Rajula town in Amreli district and Mahuva and Shihor in Bhavnagar district were cancelled. He will now address the rally at the same venue on Thursday.

Be it the political rallies of Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party or the campaign meetings of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, nearly all the programmes that were earlier scheduled for today have now been postponed.

Worth mentioning here that a helicopter carrying the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi could not land in Morbi because of bumpy weather. The BJP also called off rallies and press conferences of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Surat.

Similarly, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari's road show in Bapunagar area of the city was also cancelled due to showers since early morning, Bapunagar MLA Jagroopsinh Rajput said. "The Prime Minister's rally in Limbayat assembly has been postponed in view of the cyclone Ockhi", a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said.


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