The issue exploded into a full-blown war between the Congress and the BJP after PM Modi hinted that the Grand Old Party was colluding with Pakistan.
The Prime Minister said sea plane services can also be helpful during times of medical emergencies.
"I sincerely hope that he will apologize to the nation for his ill thought transgression to restore the dignity of the office he occupies", the economist-turned politician said. Modi had vacated the constituency after becoming the PM in 2014. "What is the reason for secret meeting with Pakistanis", reports TOI.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said it was a unique experience.
Gujarat polls; Modi casts vote in Sabarmati
Minutes before his arrival in Ranip, the Prime Minister took to his Twitter to announce that he would be reaching Ahmedabad to exercise his franchise as his post read, "On my way to cast my vote in Ahmedabad".
We want to ask respected Manmohan Singh ji why was he not angry & anguished when a CM of his country was called "Maut Ka Saudagar.' Why is he still silent when PM of his country is called 'Neech"?
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, senior BJP leader L K Advani, Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ananth Kumar, Smriti Irani, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Rajiv Shukla were also present on the occasion. The Election Commission has deployed hundreds of companies of the Central Armed Police Forces, 12 companies of Rapid Action Force and 19 companies of the State Reserve Police Force for the assembly polls.
Shah was responding to Singh's remarks earlier this week when he accused Modi of "spreading falsehood and canards" to score political points and sought an apology for his "ill- thought transgression".