Nov 28, 2012 at 03:48pm IST

Gujarat poll: Narendra Modi's campaign goes 3D, Congress protests

Ahmedabad: As the Gujarat poll countdown nears, Chief Minister Narendra Modi is pulling out all stops to capture the public imagination. In his latest poll stunt, he has gone 3D. Narendra Modi has gone for a geek avatar this time around. It explains his virtual blitzkrieg over the next fortnight, addressing over 100 meetings across Gujarat via 3D dimensional technology leaving the BJP gungho about its poster-boy and his tech hangouts to garner more votes.

"Today, one more feather has been added to Gujarat's cap. Gujarat is telling the world that it is competing with the best as far as the use of technology is concerned. Technology is just a pretext. You live in my heart," Modi said.

For those in the audience, who had gathered to hear a virtual Modi hammer home Gujarat's impressive report card, the novelty factor was not completely alien. The Opposition Congress, out of power for over a decade, found the exercise a mere gimmick and has written to the state chief electoral officer to disallow the broadcast.

GPCC President Arjun Modhvadia said, "Crores of rupees are being spent on this publicity stunt. After all, this money belongs to the people of Gujarat and is being wasted."

An innovative campaigner, the Gujarat Chief Minister has come a long way from the Modi masks in 2007 to embracing 3D technology.