MeraNews Network, Gandhinagar: Former Gujarat chief minister and prominent political leader Shankersinh Vaghela hosted a ‘Sneh Milan’ conference in the state capital Gandhinagar on Saturday. The event was a clear show of power by Vaghela with just a few months remaining for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

Followers of Vaghela had thronged the venue, Samarpan Ground located at Sector 8, since morning. The event also had several political and social leaders including Nationalist Congress Party’s Jayant Boski and Vipul Chaudhary in attendance. The prominent faces present at the event had those supporters of Vaghela who were a part of his government and during his time as a Congress party leader.

The parking area at the venue was chock-a-bloc with about 200 cars and 50 luxury buses parked at the venue. The veteran leader arrived at the function in an open vehicle as a part of the rally that had marched to the venue. A traditional musical performance of Dayra kicked off the Sneh Milan.

Several community leaders came forward to greet Bapu, as he is popularly known amongst his peers and followers, carrying gifts. The Dalit community gifted him the constitution, the Adivasi community gave him a Bow and Arrow, the Patel community gifted him a tractor while the minority community gifted him a replica of the Siddi Saiyyed ni Jali. Around 7000 or more people attended this event.

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