Modi in Guwahati, Citizenship Bill protesters show black flags

Narendra Modi arrives to attend the Beating the Retreat ceremony in New Delhi

Narendra Modi arrives to attend the Beating the Retreat ceremony in New Delhi

On the opposition attack on him, the Prime Minister said their "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".

In an apparent reference to Robert Vadra and former Union Minister P Chiadmbaram's son Karti appearing before probe agencies like the ED, he indicated this could have hardly happened earlier."You are seeing in Delhi what is happening. those whose incomes people dared to talk about earlier, are now appearing before courts (and) agencies", he said.

"Modi is coming for a war on AP". "From the seas to the skies, the Congress has several scams associated with the defence and in the process the party did not allow the modernisation of defence forces for long years that they were in power", Mr Modi said.

However, this would be Modi's first visit to the region ever since the massive protests sparked in the region over the bill that will be going to tabled soon in the Rajya Sabha soon. He said Mr. Naidu had not initiated any new programmes for the poor but was only putting his stamp on the NDA government's development schemes.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister dedicated two petroleum and gas projects to the nation.

Addressing a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally here amid protests across the state, he targeted the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief accusing him of corruption.

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The Chandrababu Naidu-led party quit the BJP-led alliance protesting the "injustice" done to the state post-bifurcation.

Meanwhile, the protests over Citizenship Amendment Bill is still continued in the Northeast and there are the expectations that it might be intensified during PM Modi visit to the state.

Giving the protocol a go-by, none of the state ministers turned up at the Gannavaram airport to formally receive the Prime Minister.

Peasant organisation Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) too showed black flag to the PM at Adabari and Fancy Bazar areas of the city, which fell on his route.

"The chief minister's whole energy is spent on saving his seat from big Congress leaders", Modi said, referring to Kumaraswamy, who has often expressed his helplessness in the face of coalition pressures.

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