Several billboards with messages like “No More Modi”, “Modi Never Again” written on them have been put up in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur ahead of PM Modi’s rally. One of the hoardings shows PM Modi running with a large number of angry people chasing him.
It is PM Modi’s first visit to the state after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulled out of the BJP-led NDA last year.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu gave a clarion call to his workers to hold Gandhian protests during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the state on Sunday.
While speaking to his party leaders through a teleconference, Naidu said: “Tomorrow is a dark day. Prime Minister Modi is coming to witness the injustice that was done to Andhra Pradesh by him. Modi 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 Chandrababu Naidu-led Andhra Pradesh government since long has been demanding implementation of special category status for the state.
Prime Minister Modi will address a public meeting titled ‘Praja Chaitanya Sabha’ at Etukuru bypass road near Guntur city, kick-starting the election campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
To boost energy security of the country, PM Modi will dedicate to the nation 1.33 MMT Visakhapatnam Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facility of the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL).
ONGCs Vashishta & S1 development project located in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) Offshore Basin in Andhra Pradesh will also be inaugurated by PM Modi. He will lay the foundation stone for setting up a new terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) at Krishnapatnam.
(With agency inputs)