Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Gujarat polls: PM Modi's Wednesday rally postponed in view of cyclone Ochki

Gujarat polls: PM Modi's Wednesday rally postponed in view of cyclone Ochki

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places over Saurashtra and south Gujarat region. Read Also: Gujarat Elections 2017: Congress manifesto promises happiness for all The BJP also called off rallies and press conferences of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Surat.

Cyclone Ockhi is getting high as after leaving a trail of destruction on the southern coast, it is likely to hit coastal areas of Gujarat.

He tweeted to inform that he has spoken to all relevant authorities and officials and that all possible assistance is being provided to those affected. Rahul Gandhi's seventh visit to poll-bound Gujarat since September.

The rally of Modi can be again rescheduled on December 7, the party leader said.

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Followng the bad weather in several parts of the state, BJP President Amit Shah too had to cancel his several public meetings in Rajula town of Amreli and Mahuva and Shihor of Bhavnagar district. "With CycloneOckhi expected to make a landfall in Gujarat, I appeal to BJP Gujarat Karyakartas (workers) to focus on helping people across the state. During this work, we will not wear any scarves having BJP's election symbol", Sanghvi said.

A total of 556 fishermen were also rescued by relief and rescue teams from seas.

Fishermen living along and off South Gujarat and North Maharashtra coasts have been advised not to venture into the sea till Wednesday morning. Naval ships, helicopters, Coast Guard vessels and Air Force planes are engaged in the rescue and relief operations to track down the 100-odd missing fishermen.

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