Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Jagan Reddy Accuses Chandrababu Naidu Of Removing Names From Voters List

Jagan Reddy Accuses Chandrababu Naidu Of Removing Names From Voters List

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of a permanent campus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) at Arunachal Pradesh.

In Andhra Pradesh, Modi will dedicate Visakhapatnam Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL) to the nation. It will be built at a cost of Rs 700 crore.

He accused Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu of removing names from voters' list and misusing his power in appointing police officers.

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders received Modi at the Gannavaram Airport at Vijayawada earlier in the day. The prime minister is also visited Assam's Kamrup amid protests over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.

The protest would be to highlight the failure of the BJP-led NDA government in not meeting many a genuine demand of the state, including special category status, he said.

Congress state president N. Raghuveera Reddy described the Modi's visit as black day for Andhra Pradesh.

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 hoardings have been put up by the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in protest against Modi. The state government has even booked two special trains, which will carry about 2,000 TDP workers, people's organisation members and caste associations to the national capital to participate in the "Deeksha". "If they try it, the consequences could be serious", the Rajya Sabha member warned.

The TDP had severed its ties with the BJP in March previous year alleging that the NDA government had failed to discharge its constitutional responsibilities in implementing the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 in letter and spirit.

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