Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Vadnagar on a day-long visit to his birthplace in Mehasana district. This is Modi’s first visit to his ancestral village as prime minister.

The town has been decorated with photos of the Prime Minister, model tea cups and hoardings of government schemes. The Vadnagar railway station has been decorated giant tea kettles, eulogising the Prime Minister’s time as a tea seller. Narendra Modi in his childhood would often help his father and paternal uncle, and also deliver tea to train passengers.