Modi’s visit to Tamil Nadu raises expectation of alliance

Frederick Owens
February 10, 2019

It is the Prime Minister's first visit to the state after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulled out of the BJP-led NDA past year. The BJP lodged a complaint with police seeking action against those who put up the hoardings against the Prime Minister.

In his daily teleconference with the party leaders, the Chief Minister dubbed Modi as the "modati drohi" (first betrayer) of Andhra Pradesh.

File image of N Chandrababu Naidu.

Making a pitch for his government ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the PM said that while the previous governments neglected the state for decades, the NDA government is trying to help in the development of North East.

"We are conducting the protest against Modi for not cooperating and cheating the people of AP and also for not implementing the Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation Act".

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses after the ceremonial reception for South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa at the forecourt of India's Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2019. The posters of "No more Modi", "Modi is a Mistake" and "Modi never again" were spotted in different areas of the state.

They held a protest at NTR statue and raised slogans against Shah asking him to go back.

After the bitter experience of BJP national president Amit Shah's recent road show in Srikakulam district's Palasa, where only a few people turned up, the state leadership is making efforts to ensure history is not repeated.

Addressing a massive gathering of supporters on the occasion, the PM said that an additional Rs 13,000 crore worth of projects for the northeastern state are in the pipeline. The foundation stone of NRL Bio Refinery at Numaligarh and a 729 km gas pipeline from Barauni - Guwahati passing through Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim & Assam was also laid by PM.

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