Modi casts vote, says vote powerful than bomb

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the voter ID card is more powerful than the IED (improvised explosive device) of terrorists. He said this while speaking to the media after casting his vote in Gujarat during the single-phase polling for Lok Sabha in his home state Gujarat. He added: "Indian democracy presents an example before the world. While on one hand, an IED is the weapon of terrorists, on the other hand, the voter ID is the weapon and power of democracy."

Earlier, Modi called on his 95-year-old mother Hiraba. She too cast her vote for the Lok Sabha polls at a booth in Gujarat's Gandhinagar district. Hiraba lives with her younger son Pankaj Modi at Raisan village, located around 10 km from Gandhinagar city. She arrived at the polling booth set up in the gram panchayat and exercised her franchise.