Citizenship Bill Row: Protests Greet PM Modi in Assam

Citizenship Bill Row: Protests Greet PM Modi in Assam

Citizenship Bill Row: Protests Greet PM Modi in Assam

The prime minister also said the BJP government was committed to make Assam the oil and gas hub of the country and in the last four years projects worth Rs 14,000 crore have been completed.

The Andhra Pradesh government has hired two special trains to ferry people to New Delhi for Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's protest against the Centre on February 11, officials said here on Saturday.

In his one hour speech which started exactly at 11.40 am and finished at 12.40 pm, the Prime Minister used 42 minutes to take on Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh point by point.

Addressing a gathering in Guntur, Mr Modi said the project is not only important for Andhra Pradesh but for the entire nation to meet its energy needs.

China on Saturday "firmly opposed" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, asserting that it has never recognised the sensitive border state and the Indian leadership should refrain from any action that may "complicate the boundary question".

Referring to all such new initiatives which he inaugurated today including the Chennai Metro rail, Modi said all such initiatives would go a long way in boosting ease of living for the people of Tamil Nadu.

Then, he will lay the foundation stone for setting up a new terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corp.

He accused opposition political parties, especially the Congress, of fuelling protest against the bill through a misinformation campaign.

He said a defence corridor will bring industry and investment options and opportunities for the State's youth.

Mr Modi said, his government has been focusing on Defence modernisation and self-reliance.

Mr. Modi's Sunday rally in Tirupur was the second such BJP event in less than a month in Tamil Nadu.

At Hubli in Karnataka, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Technology - Dharwad and Indian Institute of Information Technology - Dharwad. Mr Modi also dedicated to the nation SPR facilities in Mangalore and Padur. ONGC's Vashishta and S1 development project in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) Offshore Basin will also be inaugurated by the Prime Minister.

Defending the Bill, PM Modi said we must "understand the pain of people forced to flee their homes and leave behind all they own".

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