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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Parliament session should be judged on work done and discussions held, not disruptions: PM
November 29, 2021

Namaskar friends,

This session of Parliament is very important. The country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom. Ordinary citizens from across India are pitching in by organizing several programs and taking steps to fulfill the dreams of the freedom fighters in the public and national interest during the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom. These stories are a good sign for the bright future of India.

Recently, the entire country made a resolution on Constitution Day to fulfill the spirit of the Constitution with a new resolution. In this context, all of us and every citizen of the country would like this session and subsequent sessions of Parliament to hold discussions in the interest of the country and find new ways for the development of the country according to the spirit of the freedom fighters and the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom. This session should be rich in ideas and positive debates should have far-reaching impact. I hope the Parliament should be judged how it functions and its significant contributions rather than who disrupted Parliament forcefully. This cannot be the benchmark. The benchmark would be how many hours the Parliament worked and how much positive work was done. The government is willing to discuss every issue with an open mind. The government is ready to answer every question. And we would like that there should be questions in Parliament and peace should also prevail.

Voices against government policies should be forceful but the dignity of Parliament and the Chair should be upheld. We should maintain the sort of conduct that will inspire younger generations. Since the last session, the country has administered more than 100 crore Covid vaccine doses and we are now moving fast towards the figure of 150 crores. We should be alert to the new variant. I also request all the members of Parliament and to you also to be alert, because everyone’s health is our priority in this hour of crisis.

A scheme to provide food grains free of cost under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana is going on so that more than 80 crore citizens of the country do not suffer any more during this Corona period. Now it has been extended till March 2022. The scheme costing about 2.60 lakh crore rupees takes care of the concerns of more than 80 crore countrymen so that the stove of the poor keeps on burning. I hope we take expeditious decisions together in the interest of the country in this session and fulfill the wishes and expectations of the common man. This is my expectation. Thank you very much.