PM: Naidu is Senior in Back-stabbing His Father-in-law


The Prime Minister is on a visit to Andhra Pradesh to address rallies ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waited for an opportune time and venue to blast Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday.

Launching a scathing attack on Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Chandrababu Naidu was definitely his senior, especially because he excelled in "backing his father-in-law, which I can not do".

He said Modi had no right to visit the state as he "betrayed" the state by not fulfilling the promise to accord SCS and other commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014. The two projects the Prime Minister would dedicate to the nation include ONGC's Vasishta Gas Field in the Krishna-Godavari basin, set up at a cost of Rs 5,700 crore, and a storage facility of ISPRL, an undertaking of Petroleum Ministry, built at a cost of Rs 1,125 crore, the MP said.

This also included new aviation infrastructure at Chennai and Tiruchirappalli and crude oil pipline from Chennai Port to Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited's Manali refinery.

"From the seas to the skies, the Congress has several scams associated with defence and, in the process, the party did not allow the modernisation of defence forces for long years that they were in power", Modi said at a rally in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur.

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Besides the TDP, the Left parties and the Congress will also protest against Modi's visit.

He said a defence corridor will bring industry and investment options and opportunities for the State's youth. "The government has proven that it is a protector of the Bangladeshi infiltrators and is against the indigenous people of Assam", he said. PM Modi laid the foundation stone for North East Gas Grid.

The work for doubling of the Chikjajur-Mayakonda railway line was also inaugurated by the Prime Minister.

In Karnataka, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Technology, and Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dharwad.

Defending the Bill, PM Modi said we must "understand the pain of people forced to flee their homes and leave behind all they own".