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PM Modi assures Centre’s support to AP, visits Tirupati

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was on a visit to Andhra Pradesh asserted that his party-led government would further accelerate work for the betterment of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu people though the BJP could not win Lok Sabha polls in these two States.
 
“Given the huge mandate we got, some people think expectations and aspirations (on the government) have increased. They also wonder what can Modi do. We should see it as India’s fortune and a great opportunity. I see it as a guarantee for a brighter India,” he said.
 
Modi addressed a thanks-giving public meeting organized by the Andhra Pradesh BJP at Renigunta. He also took potshots at Rahul Gandhi over his recent comments in Wayanad that Modi’s election campaign was filled with “lies, poison and hatred” and remarked that some people could not still come out of the impact of election results.
 
“That is their weakness. For us the chapter of elections has ended. A new chapter of serving the 130 crore people of the country has opened for us,” Modi said. Noting that strong governments were formed at the Centre as well as in Andhra Pradesh, the Prime Minister wished the state would surge ahead on the development path under the leadership of Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
 
“AP has infinite possibilities for growth. We will fully extend all co-operation from the Centre for the development of the state,” the Prime Minister assured. Modi made a special mention of Tamil Nadu, along with AP, thanking people of the two states for playing a crucial role in strengthening democracy.
 
“Whether or not we secured victory here, our objective always is to serve the people. We (BJP) are a dedicated system of workers and I am a part of it. Even after the elections, we will not lower our efforts to ensure happiness of people and betterment of their lives. We will increase our efforts in this regard at the Centre and will especially show it in AP and Tamil Nadu,” he said. 
 
Earlier in the day, PM Modi had visited Lord Venkateswara Swamy temple at Tirumala and offered prayers along with the Chief Minister as well as AP & Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan. 

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