Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday avoided using a microphone to address a large gathering of people on Rajasthan’s Abu Road. He took this step because he did not want to violate the loudspeaker ban that was put in place to prevent riots after 10 p.m.
A video has gone viral showing the prime minister apologizing to a meeting for being late for the event. He addresses them without the microphone. Apologizing to people for being late for the event, Modi assured them that he will return to the city very soon. He also said that he will repay people’s love with interest.
Earlier in the day, Modi had ordered his convoy to stop and make way for an ambulance on its way to Gandhinagar from Ahmedabad. The incident took place as Modi was on his way to the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar after finishing his public rally near the Doordarshan Center in Ahmedabad in the afternoon.
On the second day of his visit to Gujarat, Modi opened the Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express train and also launched the first phase of the Ahmedabad Metro rail project.
Modi offered prayers at the famous Ambaji temple in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district in the evening, where he also performed maha arti at nearby Gabbar Tirth. The prime minister was accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and BJP State Chief CR Patil.
Before visiting the temple, the prime minister laid a foundation stone and dedicated several projects worth more than 7.2 billion rupees at Ambaji.