Prime Minister Narendra Modi again hit out at the Congress and said it did not follow the Gandhian principles to develop villages. Punjab chief minister Bhagwan Mann also hit the campaign trail for the Aaam Aadmi Party, which has raised the issue of the bridge collapse in Morbi, which left 135 people dead on October 31 . The focus has shifted to the electoral battle. Minister Brijesh Merja won the seat as a Congress candidate in 2017.
Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.