Andhra CM Plans Protests As PM Modi Visits His State Today

Andhra CM Plans Protests As PM Modi Visits His State Today

Andhra CM Plans Protests As PM Modi Visits His State Today 

New Delhi: The Prime Minister is all set to visit the state of Andhra Pradesh for the first time after, Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulled out of the NDA last year. PM Modi will be visiting Guntur, Tiruppur and Raichur today. The TDP, Congress and Left parties have planned big protests, ahead of PM Modi's visit. Large posters of "No more Modi" and "Modi never again" have already come up across the state.

In Andhra Pradesh, the Bhartiya Janata Party has asked its cadre to be present at the rallies and make the Prime Minister's visit a success. Moreover, the BJP has also filed a complaint with police seeking action against those who put up the hoardings against the Prime Minister.

Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh one of PM Modi's strongest critics, yesterday called on TDP workers to hold Gandhian protests during his visit to the state. Mr Naidu said yesterday, "It is a dark day. PM Modi is coming to witness the injustice that was done to Andhra Pradesh by him. He is weakening the states and constitutional institutions. PMO's intervention in Rafael is disrespect to the nation. We will do peaceful Gandhian protests with yellow and black shirts and balloons."

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Naidu is upset with the PM Modi government and accused PM Modi of not keeping his promise of giving special category status to the state.

R Ramakrishna the leader of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and P Madhu, the leader of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said that PM Modi has no "moral right" to visit the state. The CPI-M leader recalled how the PM had come during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Amaravati, the new capital, carrying a pot of soil and water and promised all help to the state. "He has gone back on every promise he made," Mr Madhu said.

Raghuveera Reddy, the State Congress chief said that his party would organise protests with black flags across the state.

The Prime Minister will address a public rally called ''Praja Chaitanya Sabha'' at Etukuru bypass road near Guntur at around 10 am.  PM Modi will later lay a foundation-stone through remote control for the construction of a coastal terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited at Krishnapatnam in Nellore. He will also inaugurate the Visakhapatnam Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility.