Amid bitter battles between the BJP and several other ruling events within the states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting 4 south Indian states in two days. In the course of the tour, PM Modi will attend a number of occasions and lay the inspiration stone for initiatives value over Rs 25,000 crores.
The PM’s go to assumes significance because it comes lower than six months earlier than Meeting elections in Karnataka, and bitter battles between Centre-appointed Governors and ruling events in a number of states.
The PM stated his go to is aimed toward “strengthening India’s progress trajectory”, and comes at a time when Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra which, ranging from south India, has been drawing big crowds and making a buzz within the media for nearly two months now.
“Over the subsequent 2 days, I might be travelling to 4 states within the South- Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to participate in numerous programmes aimed toward strengthening India’s progress trajectory,” the PM had tweeted.
The PM on Friday flagged off south India’s first Vande Bharat prepare — the Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Categorical at Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Railway Station in Bengaluru. He additionally paid floral tributes to the statues of poet Kanakadasa and Maharshi Valmiki on the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.
He then inaugurated the Terminal 2 of Kempegowda Worldwide Airport in Bengaluru, and unveiled a 108-foot bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda on the airport.
The PM is scheduled to go to Tamil Nadu — a key Opposition dominated state the place the BJP has didn’t make a mark even after repeated makes an attempt — later within the day.
The PM will inaugurate and lay the inspiration stone of a number of initiatives at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh value over Rs 10,500 crores on Saturday. Later within the day, the PM will dedicate and lay the inspiration stone of a number of initiatives value over Rs 9,500 crores in Ramagundam in Telangana, which additionally goes to polls subsequent yr.
Telangana’s Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekar Rao has been a vocal critic of PM Modi and the BJP, and has been travelling to Opposition dominated states in an try to sew collectively a grand alliance of like-minded events towards the BJP forward of the subsequent basic elections.
In Tamil Nadu, the DMK authorities has been at loggerheads with the Centre over a number of points, together with what it calls an try to impose Hindi on the Dravidian individuals and the contentious the NEET Exemption Invoice.
A significant combat is brewing in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana between Governors and the state governments.
The Governors within the three states have been accused of performing like “puppets of the Centre” by state governments who’ve had a number of run-ins with them on key laws. Anger towards the Centre-appointed Governors has spilled over state boundaries as regional events look throughout occasion traces to consolidate forces and tackle the ruling BJP.
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