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Addressing a rally here, the Prime Minister said, "When I had taken over as the Chief Minister (of Gujarat), farmers from Patan and Banaskantha met me and I told them to focus on irrigation. People told me this approach will ensure you are defeated. I said - I do not care for the chair, I want to work for the farmers and want to work for Banaskantha, and Patan."
The polling for the two-phase elections in the state will take place on December 9 and 14 and votes will be counted on December 18.
The Gujarat Assembly has 182 seats.