PM Modi launches several projects in AP, TN and K'taka

Erika Holt
February 11, 2019

Leaders and activists of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Congress, Left parties, employees' and student groups, trade unions and other mass organisations fighting for Special Category Status (SCS) for the state staged the protests in all 13 districts.

Modi's remarks came days after Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused him of lying about the Rafale fighter jet deal after The Hindu published a report indicating that the Prime Minister's Office had conducted "parallel negotiations" with France.

He also criticised Chief Minister and TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu, saying he has made a U-turn on promises of development by not using central funds in an appropriate way.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying in response to a question on Modi's visit said, "China's position on the China-India boundary question is consistent and clear-cut".

"You have placed a government in Delhi who is putting a lock on corruption", Mr. Modi said. It looks at giving constitutional safeguards to indigenous Assamese people against alleged illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

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On the PM Kisan Yojana scheme, he said it was a yearly benefit and will ensure ₹7.5 lakh crore goes to the bank accounts of the farmers in 10 years.

In a key move aimed at improving all weather connectivity and enabling the swift movement of Indian troops to Arunachal Pradesh bordering China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Sela Tunnel Project, a Defence Ministry statement said.

They say it will be the first time religion has been a criteria for nationality in India, which is officially secular. He also laid the foundation stone of a six-lane bridge over mighty river Brahmaputra. He also lauded a Jain guru for his peace initiatives. "We warn the BJP-led governments at Delhi and Dispur to take a decision considering the voice of dissent of the people against the Bill,"said AGP President Atul Bora".

Addressing a BJP rally at Tiruppur, Mr Modi termed creation of two defence corridors, one of which is in Tamil Nadu, as a path-breaking step.

Mr. Modi had in the recent past held a slew of video conferences based interactions with party workers of Tamil Nadu.

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