Narendra Modi addresses rallies in 3D avatar

In a first, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched his hi-tech election poll campaign by addressing rallies in four cities simultaneously.

His speech was telecast on specially erected screens in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and Surat with the help of 3D holographic technology and satellite link-ups while Modi spoke from a studio in Gandhinagar.

The CM claimed it was for the first time in the world that an election campaign was being launched using 3D technology and telecast in four places. "You are witnessing a unique and first-ever incident," he said.

At the Ahmedabad gathering, BJP MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Siddhu, former minister and Modi's close aide Amit Shah and BJP national vice-president Purushottam Rupala were present.

Modi's image, projected on screens at the four places, was clear, but there were some technical glitches.

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