'Kamaraj Rule' In State: PM Recalls Tamil Heroes On First State Visit


Hours after China expressed its displeasure over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Ministry of External Affairs asserted that the state of Arunachal Pradesh is an "integral and inalienable part" of India.

Further, Naidu was senior in embracing tomorrow those whom he would abuse today, Modi said.

Naidu alleged the opposition YSR Congress mobilised crowds for the Prime Ministers public meeting at Guntur as the BJP totally "lost" public support in the state.

In an apparent reference to Robert Vadra and former Union Minister P Chiadmbaram's son Karti appearing before probe agencies like the ED, he indicated this could have hardly happened earlier."You are seeing in Delhi what is happening. those whose incomes people dared to talk about earlier, are now appearing before courts (and) agencies", he said. "And that is why NTR decided to make AP Congress-mukt and floated the TDP", Modi said.

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

Targeting the Congress, he said "Those who had the opportunity to rule the nation for years did not bother about India's defence sector". Modi is facing protests wherever he is going in the country. Mr. Naidu had promised walking in the footsteps of NTR, Mr. Modi said and asked if the Chief Minister had lived by it.

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It may be noted that Naidu had staged an indefinite fast at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in October 2013, demanding that if a separate state is carved out of then unified Andhra Pradesh, both should get equal justice.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister dedicated two petroleum and gas projects to the nation.

The Telugu Desam Party had walked out the BJP-led NDA a year ago protesting the "injustice" done to Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation.

TDP organised protests in various cities and towns in the state in protest against Modi's visit.

Giving the protocol a go-by, none of the state ministers turned up at the Gannavaram airport to formally receive the Prime Minister.

"We demand the prime minister announces tomorrow that the money taken by BJP leaders Mukul Roy (West Bengal) and Himanta Boswa Sarma in the Saradha ponzi scam be returned to the people", he added.