Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting his mother in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the occasion of his 66th birthday on Saturday.
Modi arrived in Ahmedabad for his third visit to Gujarat in recent times.
Governor O P Kohli, the entire Gujarat cabinet including the Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, state BJP leaders including the newly-appointed president Jitu Vaghani and hundreds of party workers welcomed Modi at the airport.
After his grand reception, Modi thanked Gujarat BJP leaders and party workers and drove to the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar where he spent the night.
Some of the party workers, however, seemed a bit disappointed as Modi did not address them.
On Saturday, Modi will visit his mother Hiraba to seek her blessings and those of her family.
Gujarat BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya told PTI. Modi’s mother lives with his younger brother Pankaj Modi in Gandhinagar.
Later, he would go to the tribal district of Dahod to inaugurate various irrigations projects.
Dahod collector Lalit Padaliya said the inauguration ceremony will be held at Limkheda town, around 25 km from the city, and the PM will also address a rally there.