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Narendra Modi Rally HIGHLIGHTS: Karnataka CM being used as punching bag by ally Cong, says PM

PM Narendra Modi Rally Today in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh HIGHLIGHTS: In a rally at Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur, earlier today, Modi had lashed out at the Congress for ignoring the defence sector.

PM Modi in South India LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address meetings in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka today.
Narendra Modi Rally HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address meetings in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka today. (PTI photo)

PM Narendra Modi Rally in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Dharwad, Karnataka. He laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Dharwad and witnessed the e-griha pravesh of as many as 2350 houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (U). Modi, who is on a whirlwind tour of three southern states has so far addressed public meetings in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh along with inaugurating several development projects.

In a rally at Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur, earlier today, Modi lashed out at the Congress for ignoring the defence sector. He blamed the grand old party of ignoring the nation’s security and accused them of ‘brokering deals and helping their own set of friends’ instead. Inaugurating a Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility of ONGC in Andhra Pradesh, the prime minister attacked CM Chandrababu Naidu, once an ally of the NDA. Modi said the CM promised to develop the infrastructure of Andhra but took a ‘U-turn’ and is now engaged in his own development. He also said that Naidu has deceived NTR by colluding with Congress.

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HIGHLIGHTS of PM Modi's address in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka today.

Karnataka CM is being challenged by everyone, difficult to figure who is incharge of state: PM Modi

Karnataka’s CM HD Kumaraswamy appears to be a punching bag for all. Everyone is challenging him and it’s difficult to figure out who’s incharge of the state. They want to impose the same ‘mazboor’ model on the entire country. The opposition parties have no interest in the welfare of the farmers, youth and the poor. They are selfish and only works for their own interests. PM Narendra Modi in Dharwad

PM Modi addresses rally in Karnataka's Dharwad

In the recent budget Income tax relief has been provided to those earning up to Rs 5 lakh. People who thought they will never be questioned about their earnings are now being questioned and giving accounts for their loot: PM Modi in Dharwad

We sanctioned 73 lakh houses in 55 months, of which 15 lakh have been completed: PM Modi in Dharwad

In the past 4 years, our govt has continuously worked for the poor and the middle class. The previous govt sanctioned 13 lakh houses in the urban areas, out of which only 8 lakh was completed. However, our govt sanctioned 73 lakh houses in 55 months, out of which 15 lakh have been completed. For the first time, any govt has thought about the housing needs of the middle class. Therefore, a new category has been made to provide concession on the interest rates on home loans: PM Modi

PM Modi addresses rally in Dharwad

Projects worth Rs 5,000 crores has been inaugurated which gives an impetus to the vision of development for all. We are also preparing for the next generation infrastructure in other various cities of the country: PM Modi in Dharwad

PM Modi witnessed the E-Griha Pravesh for houses constructed under PMAY(U)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday lays the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) – Dharwad. He also witnessed the E-Griha Pravesh of as many as 2350 houses constructed under PMAY(U) at Dharwad. 

VIDEO: PM Modi in Guntur addresses Andhra CM Naidu as 'father of Lokesh'

Andhra CM Naidu drags PM Modi’s wife name for comments on son Lokesh

Taking exception to the Prime Minister addressing him as “father of Lokesh” at a rally in Guntur Sunday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched a counter-offensive by dragging Narendra Modi’s wife into the row. “You have estranged your wife. Do you have any respect in the family system,” Naidu asked Modi. The TDP president said he loved his family and respected it. He said the Prime Minister did not have a family or a son. “Since you have referred to my son, I am mentioning about your wife. People, do you know Narendra Modi has a wife? Her name is Jashodaben,” Naidu told a public meeting at Vijayawada. Read more here

PM Modi takes a jibe at TDP protesters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on his first trip to the state since chief minister Chandrababu Naidu led Telugu Desham Party (TDP) severed ties with the NDA, was welcomed by TDP protesters donning black shirts and shouting “Modi go back” as he arrived in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. At a BJP rally in Guntur,  Modi took a jibe at the protesters, saying that “they want me to go back to Delhi and once again be in power”. Read more here

Congress ignored nation's security, says PM Modi in Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday lashed out at the Congress, saying it ignored the nation's security during its tenure and alleged it was associated with several scams in the defence sector. "Congress has several scams associated with defence sector and did not allow modernisation of defence forces for years," says PM Modi at a BJP rally in Perumanallur. "For them, this sector was only about brokering deals and helping their own set of friends," he was quoted as saying by PTI.

PM Modi inaugurates Chennai Metro Rail's final leg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated the last leg of the Chennai metro rail's blueline and declared six underground metro stations through video-conferencing. In the presence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Modi flagged off Chennai Metro's passenger services. The Prime Minister also laid a foundation stone for modernisation of Chennai International Airport, a new integrated terminal building at Tiruchirappalli airport, and a 100-bedded ESI hospital here.

Modi also dedicated BPCL Ennore Coastal installation -- state-of-the-art and fully automated oil storage and distribution facilities, with a project cost of Rs 393 crore and a crude oil pipeline from Chennai Port to Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited's Manali refinery.

Our govt brought the EWS reservation quota without altering the existing reservation system: PM Modi

"Our govt brought a bill for 10% reservation for the poor of the general category and we did this without altering the existing reservation system in the country. I dare them to give me one instance where the BJP has altered the social justice system in the nation. On the contrary, it was the Third Front Government, where both DMK and Congress removed reservation in promotions for SC and ST communities," says Modi.

BJP talks about doubling farmers' income unlike Congress who promises loan waivers during elections: Modi

The opposition is only good at spreading panic. Time and again they have tried to mislead the farmers, poor and youngsters of the nation. For the first time in India's history, a govt has spoken about doubling of farmer's income rather than giving them loan waivers as promised by the Opposition as a part of their election propaganda: PM Modi in Tiruppur

Good work done by NDA is making some poeple unhappy: PM Modi

The good work of the NDA govt has made some people very unhappy and their unhappiness has turned into desperation and abuse for Modi. Opposition's political culture of abusing Modi may give them some space in television but the elections are fought on one’s vision for the nation, not slander and attack: PM Modi in Tamil Nadu

PM Modi addresses BJP rally in Tiruppur

Today the entire world is talking about the development of India. This development is possible due to the strength and skill of the people of India. In the recent Union Budget, a historic scheme of Pradhan Mantri Shramyogi Jan Dhan Yojana was announced to safeguard the well being of those brothers and sisters who work in factories, mills, companies and small industries: PM Modi

PM Modi accuses Congress of having neglected the Defence sector in the past

Those who got the opportunity to rule the nation for years did not bother about our Defence sector. For them, it was just a sector of deals and supporting their own friends. It was our govt that had the honour of fulfilling the demand of One Rank One Pension which was pending for decades. Congress never leaves an opportunity to belittle our army. A few days ago, one of the Congress leaders used inexcusable language for the Army chief. We dream of an India that is self-sufficient in defence production and where our forces have all the possible support they require in keeping our nation safe: PM Modi

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu

PM Modi begins his address at BJP rally in Tiruppur

I bow to the land of Tiruppur. This land stands for bravery. It is the land of Tiruppur Kumaran who sacrificed his life for the National Flag. This land belongs to Dheeran Chinnamalai whose bravery motivates the entire country: PM Modi

PM Modi arrives in Tamil Nadu

PM Modi arrives in Tiruppur. (Photo: ANI)

PM Modi arrives in Tiruppur. (Photo: ANI)

After Guntur in Andhra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in  Tiruppur at Tamil Nadu. Modi will launch several development projects here and also address a public rally shortly.

From Amaravati to Polavaram, they are busy creating wealth for themselves: PM Modi accuses TDP

Chandrababu Naidu rightly said that he is a “wealth creator” and Modi has no idea about wealth creation. From Amaravati to Polavaram, they are busy in creating wealth for themselves and that’s why are scared of this “Chowkidar”.  The Central govt selected Amravati as a heritage city under HRIDAY scheme so that the heritage sites here can be conserved and developed. This place is also called the Oxford of Andhra Pradesh, where youngsters from different places come to fulfil their dreams: PM Modi

Modi compares black balloon protest against him with tradition of smearing black to ward off evil

Earlier, when Modi had arrived at Gannavaram airport in Vijayawada, TDP workers staged protests. Commenting on these black balloon protests against him, Modi quipped that he welcomed it, recalling the tradition of smearing black to ward off evil designs. Meanwhile, BJP leaders alleged that people were "thwarted," from reaching the venue in large numbers and said countdown would start for Naidu with Modi's rally at Guntur.

PM Modi's first visit to Andhra after TDP broke alliance with NDA last year

This is PM Modi's first visit to the state after the Chandrababu Naidu-led party severed ties with the NDA in March last year protesting the "injustice" done to the state post-bifurcation. Shunning protocol, none of the state ministers turned up at the Gannavaram airport to formally receive the Prime Minister.

TDP's protest against Modi continues

N Chandrababu's son N Lokesh tweeted pictures of the TDP's protest against Narendra Modi's rally in Guntur.

Modi castigates Naidu, says Andhra CM reserved every foul word available for him

PM Modi: Chandrababu Naidu has reserved every foul word available in dictionary for Modi. Is this the culture of the state?

PM Modi: Centre worked on every single point of the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Act-2014

PM Modi: The Centre is working on every single point of the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Act-2014 created during the bifurcation of the state. It is because of this that 10 out of 11 higher education institutions including IIT Tirupati, Anantapur Central University, IIM Visakhapatnam, AIIMS in Mangalagiri, have been started in the state.

PM Modi: State govt never utilised the funds allocated by the Centre

PM Modi: I would like to put a full stop on series of lies. In past 55 months Central govt has released adequate funds for the development of Andhra. However, the state govt never utilised the funds allocated in an efficient manner.

Our aim is not to create wealth for ourselves but for the nation: Modi

PM Modi: I want to remind Chandrababu Naidu that our aim is not to create wealth for ourselves but to create wealth for the nation and to ensure the efficient use of wealth and resources of the nation.

PM Modi in Guntur

PM Modi in Guntur: Now Modi asks him to give status of the taxpayer's money given for Andhra Pradesh's status. This only annoys him.

Chandrababu Naidu scared of facing the truth, says PM Modi

N Lokesh's (N Chandrababu's son) father has gone astray from his ideological path because he does not wish to face the truth. First truth, fear of loss in elections. Second, to establish his son in politics. Three, create own wealth. Fourth, the one who is talking to you, is your gatekeeper.

Is Chandrababu Naidu giving respect to NTR's wishes, asks PM Modi

PM Modi: NTR used to call those who used to insult Andhra Pradesh as dusht (crooked). Now the chief minister (Naidu) has become friends with them. Wherever NTR will be today, he would be aggrieved to see this. Chandrababu Naidu promised to realize the dreams and also to follow the footsteps of NTR. But today is he giving respect to NTR?

Naidu senior in switching sides and deceiving his father-in-law: Modi

PM Modi: Chandrababu Naidu has claimed he is senior to me, but he is senior in switching sides and deceiving his father-in-law (N T Rama Rao).

Andhra CM promised redevelopment of Amravati but is now engaged in his own development: PM Modi

PM Modi: CM of Andhra promised to develop the infrastructure of Andhra but took a U-turn. He promised the redevelopment of Amravati but is now engaged in his own development.

Those who left the country to live in smoke are now spreading smoke of lies: Modi

PM Modi: Those who left the people of the country to live in smoke are now spreading the smoke of lies in the country. CM of Andhra Pradesh has also lost his vision of development and has joined them in their competition of abusing Modi.

Many cities of the country are being connected through city gas distribution system: PM Modi

PM Modi in Guntur: Assam's North Eastern Gas Grid was launched yesterday. Many cities of the country are being connected through city gas distribution system.

Centre building oil refineries in different parts of the country, says PM Modi

PM Modi: The central government is building oil reserves in different places in the country so that the country does not face scarcity of fuel in difficult situations.

Amravati the Oxford of Andhra, says PM Modi

PM Modi: This place is also called the Oxford of Andhra Pradesh, where youngsters from different places come to fulfill their dreams. I congratulate the youth here, especially the ones who are going to vote for the first time in Lok Sabha elections this time.

Amravati's heritage to be conserved and developed

PM Modi in Guntur: The central government has also selected Amravati under HRIDAY scheme, so that the heritage sites here can be conserved and developed.

PM Modi: Amravati becoming center of energy for new Andhra Pradesh and India

PM Modi in Guntur says, "Amravati in Guntur has been a center of India's faith and spirituality since ages. Now it is becoming a center of energy of new Andhra Pradesh and new India."

PM Modi reaches Guntur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Guntur in Andhra Pradesh to inaugurate the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility of ONGC. He will start his public address shortly.

Huge cutouts of Modi placed in Guntur

Huge cutouts of Modi are placed at either side of NH 16 leading to the venue.

Anti-Modi posters surface in Andhra Pradesh

Anti Modi posters surface in Andhra Pradesh ahead of the PM's visit to Guntur. (Source: Twitter/ANI)

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PM Modi in South India LIVE: PM Modi's visit to Andhra Pradesh's Guntur has been vehemently opposed by the TDP and Congress in the state. (PTI photo)

Accusing Modi of reneging on his promise to grant Special Category Status to AP, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has called for massive protests by TDP workers and the public to oppose the PM’s visit. The Congress party is also expected to join the protest too. However, YSRCP and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy have not taken any stand on Modi’s visit although it was YSRCP which first confronted the Centre over denial of SCS to AP.

The BJP is experimenting with several strategies in the state to woo beneficiaries of central schemes even as the PM’s last visit to Madurai to launch the AIIMS project and a public rally were mired in ‘Modi go back’ protests. The party’s IT wing is busy making videos of beneficiaries telling positive stories about centrally sponsored schemes.

Farmers were invited to attend the Tiruppur rally and promised a front row seat in random messages circulated through social media networks by BJP leaders on Thursday and Friday. Over 2,000 farmers are expected to turn up at the rally, a senior party leader said.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu said the BJP wounded the state and its people by denying assurances given in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 and is now sprinkling chilli powder on the wounds.

“After breaking his promise on SCS how can shameless Modi set foot in AP? I think he is coming to see for himself the injustice he has done to this state and its people. Let us all unite and oppose his visit and his betrayal,” Naidu said on Saturday.