Protests By Chandrababu Naidu's Party Hit PM Modi's Andhra Campaign

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At Vijayawada and Guntur, TDP workers donned black shirts and took out rallies demanding that "Modi go back".

Modi laid the foundation stone for construction of greenfield Airport at Hollongi and inaugurated a retrofitted airport at Tezu in Lohit district through a remote.

The two projects the Prime Minister would dedicate to the nation include ONGC's Vasishta Gas Field in the Krishna-Godavari basin, set up at a cost of Rs 5,700 crore, and a storage facility of ISPRL, an undertaking of Petroleum Ministry, built at a cost of Rs 1,125 crore, the MP said.

Addressing a massive gathering of supporters on the occasion, the PM said that an additional Rs 13,000 crore worth of projects for the northeastern state are in the pipeline.

At an event, he unveiled plaques to formally unveil the projects which have come up or would be built in different parts of the state.

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Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said Modi had no right to visit the state as he has not fulfilled his promise to accord the SCS and various other commitments the Prime Minister had made during the state's bifurcation in 2014.

A day before PM Narendra Modi's first visit to the state on Sunday after the fallout with TDP in March 2018, hoardings with "Modi Never Again", "Modi No Entry" cropped up in Guntur, albeit remove later. The TDP had pulled out of the BJP-led NDA government a year ago.

The TDP national president also accused YSR Congress party president Jagan Mohan Reddy of being in collusion with the prime minister and said, "Opposition leader in the state YS Jagan Mohan Reddy won't speak a word against Prime Minister Modi".

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses after the ceremonial reception for South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa at the forecourt of India's Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2019. "They are doing mean things by grossly abusing power", he said.

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