N Chandrababu Naidu promised sunrise for the state of Andhra Pradesh. But he seems interested only in rise of his son: PM Modi
Chandrababu Naidu told me he would turn around the infrastructure of Andhra Pradesh. But he himself took a u-turn: PM Modi
Chandrababu Naidu, instead of continuing NTR's promise of a Congress-mukt Andhra Pradesh, has become friends with them and back-stabbed NTR: PM Modi

At the public meeting in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur, PM Narendra Modi said that Amravati in Guntur had been a centre of India's faith and spirituality since ages and now it was becoming a centre of energy of a new Andhra Pradesh and New India. “The central government has also selected Amravati under HRIDAY scheme, so that the heritage sites here can be conserved and developed”, the PM added.

Taking a dig at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Shri N Chandrababu Naidu, PM Modi remarked, “He (N Chandrababu Naidu) promised sunrise for the state of Andhra Pradesh. But he seems interested only in rise of his son. He told me he would turn around the infrastructure of Andhra Pradesh. But he himself took a u-turn!”

“Chandrababu Naidu Ji keeps reminding me he is my senior. But he is senior in backstabbing his father-in-law (TDP founder NT Rama Rao). He is senior in changing parties and making alliances. What has happened to him? Why does he keep pointing out that he is senior?” questioned PM Modi.

Taking pot shots at the Congress, PM Modi said that it was due to the arrogance of the Naamdaar family in Delhi that NT Rama Rao swore to rid Andhra Pradesh of Congress rule. He said, “The Naamdaar family has always disrespected tall leaders.” PM Modi further stated that Chandrababu Naidu, instead of continuing NTR's promise of a Congress-mukt Andhra Pradesh, had become friends with them.

PM Modi further said that Chandrababu Naidu was scared of losing the election and also wanted to bring his son in politics. “Your watchman has made him uneasy,” said PM Modi, pointing towards himself.

The PM also alleged Mr. Naidu for not being accountable to the people and telling what his government did for welfare of Andhra Pradesh. He accused the TDP chief of misusing public money for his several campaign trips and programmes. The PM said, “He is uncomfortable that I ask him for accounts of his work. He is asked to give record of every single rupee of taxpayers' money. People of Andhra Pradesh have the right to know.”

Shri Modi also accused CM Naidu of being a part of the ‘Mahamilawat’ club. He said, “Chandrababu Naidu is going to Delhi for photo-ops with people's money. TDP leaders are being investigated in various cases. CM is part of Mahamilawat club.”

Referring to the TDP Chief’s statement on creation of wealth, PM Modi took a swipe and said, “I heard a statement of Andhra CM saying that Modi doesn’t know how to create wealth…I know how to do it.  He is absolutely right in saying so. Afterall, this is what he has been doing from Amravati to Polavaram and is now afraid of this Chowkidaar! I would like to remind him that we are not here to create wealth for us. We must ensure that the nation’s wealth is judiciously utilised towards development activities.”

The PM stated that when the BJP-led NDA government came to power in 2014, a special assistance package was announced and it was ensured that there was no shortage of funds for development of Andhra Pradesh. “The package was implemented in 2016, was accepted by the Chief Minister himself and he even thanked the Finance Minister at Centre. But since he failed to utilise the package, TDP took a U-turn.” The PM added that the Centre was working on the points highlighted in the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act of 2014 and cited projects initiated under the Act.

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21st India – Russia Annual Summit
December 07, 2021

President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, paid a working visit to New Delhi on 06 December 2021 for the 21st India – Russia Annual summit with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

2. President Putin was accompanied by a high level delegation. Bilateral talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Putin were held in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the sustained progress in the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’ between both countries despite the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic. They welcomed the holding of the first meeting of the 2+2 Dialogue of Foreign and Defence Ministers and the meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Military & Military-Technical Cooperation in New Delhi on 6 December 2021.

3. The leaders underscored the need for greater economic cooperation and in this context, emphasized on new drivers of growth for long term predictable and sustained economic cooperation. They appreciated the success story of mutual investments and looked forward to greater investments in each others’ countries. The role of connectivity through the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and the proposed Chennai - Vladivostok Eastern Maritime Corridor figured in the discussions. The two leaders looked forward to greater inter-regional cooperation between various regions of Russia, in particular with the Russian Far-East, with the States of India. They appreciated the ongoing bilateral cooperation in the fight against the Covid pandemic, including humanitarian assistance extended by both countries to each other in critical times of need.

4. The leaders discussed regional and global developments, including the post-pandemic global economic recovery, and the situation in Afghanistan. They agreed that both countries share common perspectives and concerns on Afghanistan and appreciated the bilateral roadmap charted out at the NSA level for consultation and cooperation on Afghanistan. They noted that both sides shared common positions on many international issues and agreed to further strengthen cooperation at multilateral fora, including at the UN Security Council. President Putin congratulated Prime Minister Modi for India’s ongoing non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council and successful Presidency of BRICS in 2021. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Russia for its ongoing chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

5. The Joint Statement titled India-Russia: Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity aptly covers the state and prospects of bilateral ties. Coinciding with the visit, several Government-to-Government Agreements and MoUs, as well as those between commercial and other organizations of both countries, were signed in different sectors such as trade, energy, science & technology, intellectual property, outer space, geological exploration, cultural exchange, education, etc. This is a reflection of the multifaceted nature of our bilateral partnership.

6. President Putin extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Russia for the 22nd India-Russia Annual Summit in 2022.