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Amit Shah’s AP Visit: Poor crowd turnout dampens BJP’s high spirits


The BJP leadership in Andhra Pradesh which has been busy with arrangements for the party National President Amit Shah’s visit to the state feels let down with a poor crowd turnout at the party’s meetings in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. 

Amit Shah who addressed a public meeting at Palasa in Srikakulam witnessed that there was no crowd present at the meeting. In fact, BJP workers and supporters gathered at the venue. Despite them, there was hardly any crowd to listen to the BJP National President unlike in the North where his meetings witness massive crowds. 

Speaking at the event, Amit Shah said that the BJP-led NDA government has fulfilled 10 assurances out of total assured 14 to AP as promised during state bifurcation. After inaugurating the Praja Chaitanya Yatra at Palasa, he said that the BJP leaders will campaign across the state to explain central government’s schemes and the financial assistance provided to Andhra Pradesh. 

He added that the Central Government allotted 10 lakh houses to AP state, of the total 2 crore houses across the India. “BJP is providing aid to all schemes in AP and allotted funds for roads development,” he explained. Attacking AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, he said: “NDA’s doors are closed for the TDP and its Chief. He is not welcome into NDA anymore,” he said. 

Meanwhile, TDP supporters who were protesting “Amit Shah Go Back” slogans were detained. They took out rally from NTR circle to the BJP meeting venue. Reacting to Amit Shah’s comments, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said: “He said doors are closed for TDP. Who asked him to open the door? We condemn this arrogant behaviour by the BJP top leadership towards Andhra Pradesh,” he concluded. 

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