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Everyday they (opposition) come up with new abuses, says Modi in Guntur

Meanwhile, demonstrators showed black flags, wore black dresses and staged protests and sit-ins across the state, demanding Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 10 Feb 2019 7:23 AM GMT

Everyday they (opposition) come up with new abuses, says Modi in Guntur
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Guntur/Andhra Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached Andhra Pradesh to address a public rally and launched several development projects amid a wide spread protests staged across the state against his visit.

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders received Modi at the Gannavaram Airport at Vijayawada earlier in the day. He later flew in a helicopter to Guntur.

Modi started his public speech in Telugu language, in Guntur. He congratulated the youths who are going to casting their first votes in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Highlights:

-Modi would be visiting three states today. Will address rallies in Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Tiruppur (Tamil Nadu) and Hubballi (Karnataka): PM Modi

-The BJP has served, is serving and always will serve the people of Andhra Pradesh: PM Modi

-In the last four and a half years, whatever had to be done to ensure justice for my sisters and brothers of Andhra Pradesh, we have done: PM Modi

-We stand with Andra Pradesh and its great people: PM Modi

-One must admire Chandrababu Naidu Garu’s honesty.He says he is a wealth creator! He’s obviously creating lots of wealth for him and his son while AP suffers: PM Modi

We are patriotic Indians...we are only thinking about the nation. Creating wealth is never on our minds.

-All the abuses have been reserved by them for Modi. Everyday they come up with new abuses. Do they have the right to defame the sacraments of Andhra this way: PM Modi

-He (Chandrababu Naidu) is going to Delhi tomorrow with his humongous squad, to blow its party's trumpet and get his photos clicked. BJP, however, using its workers money for such programmes, while, they are robing the people of Andhra: PM Modi

-I promise that our work for the development of Andhra Pradesh will continue will full dedication: PM Modi

-I want to remind Chandrababu Naidu that our objective is not to create wealth for ourselves, but to create it for the country and to ensure efficient use of the country's resources: PM Modi

-Our government was formed after the Congress came to power in 2014. We created a special package for Andhra, this package was implemented in December 2016: PM Modi

-Your watchman has taken away their sleep. The state's CM has made accountable for every single penny: PM Modi

-They promised to run new schemes for the poor of Andhra but have put their stickers on Modi's plans: PM Modi

-These people are engaged in spreading lies in the country. These people have started playing a game of great dissolution on the basis of lies. The effect of this accompaniment is visible on Andhra CM: PM Modi

At an event, he unveiled plaques to formally unveil the projects which have come up or would be built in different parts of the state.

He dedicated the 1.33 million metric tonnes of Visakhapatnam Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facility of the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL) built at a cost of Rs 1,178 crore.

The PM also inaugurated the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited’s Vashishta and S1 development project at Amalapuram on the Krishna-Godavari Offshore Basin.

Modi also laid the foundation stone for setting up of a new terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) at Krishnapatnam. It will be built at a cost of Rs 700 crore.

Meanwhile, demonstrators showed black flags, wore black dresses and staged protests and sit-ins across the state, demanding Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.

Leaders of the Left parties staged protests in Guntur and threatened to disrupt Modi’s rally over his “betrayal” to the state.

This is Modi’s first visit to Andhra Pradesh after the ruling Telugu Desam Party pulled out of BJP-led NDA last year.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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