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Modi's Magnum Opus & The Gujarat Marathon

BY R.K.MISRA
Like Midas, whose touch turned everything into gold, every event of Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns into an extravaganza. Especially in his home state of Gujarat.
During his recent two day visit which ended June 30,the Vijay Rupani-led BJP government pulled out all stops, going overboard in building the glitz and glamour quotient for the visit .
The chief minister’s hometown, Rajkot where the Prime Minister had four high profile functions packed into as many hours, went into ‘paroxysms’ of weeklong celebrations .There were concerts, plays, ’lok-dayras’, street lighting, illumination of public buildings, cycle rally, fireworks, beautification of traffic circles, light and sound shows, laser shows. In the build-up, rallies galore to invite people,5.50 lakh stickers pasted door-to-door, for the Prime Minister’s road show,150 hospitals decorated with fairy lights,550 hoardings and 40,000 BJP party flags placed across the city. This was apart from the official illumination ci…