First ever Non-resident-Indians/Non-resident Gujaratis (NRI-NRG) held car rally for election campaign



One of the most decorated cars at the car rally, was of Kamlesh Patel, Tampa FL in the 75-car contingent. PHOTOS: Digant Sompura


Incharge BJP External affairs Vijay Chouthaiwale with NRI-NRG participants of the rally.

Ahmedabad: For the first time in India, NRI-NRG living abroad held a car rally to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. They came from many countries of the world to join the car rally which started from Ahmedabad and ended in Surat.

Vijay Chothaiwale, in-charge Department of foreign affairs at Bhartiya Janata Party attended the car rally inauguration at Ahmedabad Sabarmati Riverfront.

The 275 km car rally, organized in collaboration with Gujarat’s Foreign Relations Department, started from Ahmedabad Sabarmati Riverfront on April 28. NRI-NRG from America, UK, Canada, Australia, Africa, New Zealand, UAE, Nigeria etc. participated in the rally, according to a press release from organizers.

Dr. Vasudev Patel Secretary OFBJP USA one of the pioneer of the election campaign car rally happened first time ever in India at Ahmedabad.

Around 75 cars sporting flags of different countries were part of the colorful rally joined also by Gujarat Minister Jagdishbhai Vishwakarma, former Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, MLA Babubhai J. Patel, BJP’s foreign relations in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale, came especially from Delhi, to flag off the car rally.

Gujarat BJP leaders at the flag off to the car rally.

Digant Sompura, the convener of Gujarat BJP’s foreign relations department, said that the original concept of this rally was conceived by Nirav Patel, who lives in Chicago, US, and Dr. Vasudev Patel of Overseas Friends of BJP-USA (OFBJP USA).

Dr. Dharmendra Gajjar honoured by Anand Distict BJP President Rajesh Patel.
Jay Shah from Australia offering memento to Sudhanshu Mehta (center). Dr. Vasudev Patel OFBJP Gen. Secretary also seen in the photo.







Nirav Patel from Chicago being interviewed by media about the car rally.

All those participating in this rally did so at their own expense, with the aim of encouraging more voting in the Lok Sabha elections and to make people vote more for the political party that is constantly striving for the development of the country, the press release sent by Sompura said.

Digant Sompura, convenor Foreign Relations Department of BJP Gujarat, sharing information about the car rally to the media.
Jagdish Vishvakarma, Minister of Protocol Gujarat Government, encouraging the participants of the car rally at Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad.

In all the planning of this rally, General Secretary of Gujarat BJP Rajni Patel and Chief Convener of Gujarat BJP Doctor’s Cell Dr. Dharmendra Gajjar worked tirelessly and made the rally a grand success, the press release said.



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