Chandrababu Naidu expresses disdain ahead of Modi’s visit
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Mar 01, 2019, 09:59 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit the city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh today, but faced a major obstacle- a scathing open letter by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, asking the PM how he was not ashamed to visit the state empty-handed, having not fulfilled most of the demands of the state, despite repetitive reminders, some even in person.
Naidu supplemented his argument by stating that the Centre failed to provide the state with the Special Category status, and execute 17 other commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act of 2014, such as the allotment of money for building national educational institutions, setting up of steel plant at Kadapa, and the developing of the state capital “more attractive than Delhi”.
Naidu further added that Modi failed to live up to the expectations of the people of the state, and that his promises during the last general election campaign were hollow and empty. Naidu’s distress and anger was evident when he mentioned how he had visited Delhi 29 times, reminding the fulfillment of the promises, but ineffectually.
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