Sunday, 17 February, 2019

China hits out at Modi after his visit to Arunchal Pradesh

China firmly opposes Modi's visit to border region China protests visit by India's Modi to disputed border area
Patty Aguilar | 10 February, 2019, 14:29

The security has been beefed up in Tiruppur for Prime Minister Modi's visit. "If they try it, the consequences could be serious", the Rajya Sabha member warned. "They are anxious about the present "majboot" (strong) government", PM Modi said.

Huge hoardings from Gannavaram airport - where Modi will land at 10 am were put up along the National Highway up to Guntur, while protests were organised in some parts of the state against the visit.

Calling the opposition a "mahamilawat" (great adulteration) again, he said its leaders are only involved in "holding each other's hands in meetings in Delhi and Kolkata for photographs". "The people of the country will teach them a lesson for peddling lies", he said.

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The two leaders had met in the Chinese city of Wuhan for an informal summit in April past year, where they had agreed to provide "strategic guidance" to their respective militaries to avoid the recurring of Doklam-like incidents. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday called it "flogging a dead horse" to dismiss the allegations leveled by the Congress president.

PM Modi outlined all the schemes his government had in place for the development and betterment of the poor, farmers and the middle class. "He is insulting the great culture of Andhra", said the Prime Minister. 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.

He also gave credit to the Biplab Deb government for implementing seventh pay commission in Tripura slamming the previous Left Front government saying, "It was not done by those who claim to be champions of the workers and the poor". Here, he unveiled a statue of Tripura's last ruler Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, and inaugurated a 23-km long railway track.

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