Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

PM welcomes Telangana as 29th state, assures complete support from Centre

PM Narendra Modi at BJP HQ PM Modi welcomed the formation of Telangana as 29th state of India and congratulated K C Rao for becoming first CM of the state. (AP photo)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: June 2, 2014 10:26 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the formation of Telangana and promised complete central support to help take the state to newer heights of progress.

He congratulated K Chandrasekhar Rao on becoming the first Chief Minister of the 29th state and expressed best wishes to its people.

“India gets a new state! We welcome Telangana as our 29th state. Telangana will add strength to our development journey in the coming years,” he tweeted.

“Centre assures complete support to the people & Government of Telangana in taking the state to newer heights of progress,” he said.

Noting that Telangana’s birth is taking place after years of struggle and sacrifices by several people, Modi said, “We pay our respects to them today.”

“My best wishes to people for the state’s development journey,” said the Prime Minister.

K Chandrasekhar Rao was sworn in as Chief Minister of newly-carved out state of Telangana on Monday. A notification was issued early in the day revoking President’s Rule in Telangana to facilitate Rao in taking charge as the first Chief Minister of the state.

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