China objects to Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India dismisses remark


Addressing a massive gathering of supporters on the occasion, the PM said that an additional Rs 13,000 crore worth of projects for the northeastern state are in the pipeline.

Apart from this he will also inaugurate ONGC projects located in the Krishna-Godavari Offshore Basin and will lay the foundation stone for setting up a new terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited at Krishnapatnam. "He is insulting the great culture of Andhra", said the Prime Minister. This will be built at a cost of Rs 2,280 crore, according to BJP MP G V L Narasimha Rao.

"China urges the Indian side to. refrain from any action that may lead to the escalation of disputes or complicate the boundary question", added Hua, some hours after Modi's visit to the contested area, during which he inaugurated building work for two airports.

While speaking to Telegu Desam Party (TDP) leaders through a teleconference, Naidu said: "Tomorrow is a dark day".

Modi said Naidu had promised to turn around the infrastructure of Andhra Pradesh but instead he took a U-turn.

After Guntur, Modi will leave for Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu and will lay the foundation of various projects. Meanwhile, wearing black dresses and carrying black flags, demonstrators stages protests and sit-ins across the state reiterating their demands for a Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh. Both the trains would reach New Delhi by 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Naidu also cited Defence Ministry's note on the deal and said, "PMO's interference in the name of "parallel negotiations", bypassing the Ministry of Defense in finalising Rafale deal, undermined the negotiating position of the Indian Negotiating Team".

"They are talking about blocking the Prime Ministers visit".

Modi said, "They are trying to form a "majboor" (weak) government in Delhi". "We should feel sorry at the TDP leaderships state of mind".

The TDP had severed its ties with the BJP in March a year ago alleging that the NDA government had failed to discharge its constitutional responsibilities in implementing the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 in letter and spirit.