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China protests visit by India's Modi to disputed border area

China protests visit by India's Modi to disputed border area ‘Integral part of India’: MEA hits back after China objects to PM Modi’s Arunachal visit
Melinda Barton | 10 February, 2019, 11:11

She was responding to a query of a journalist on PM Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday. He also dedicated new DD Channel for Arunachal Pradesh - DD Arun Prabha at IG Park, Itanagar & laid a foundation stone for a permanent campus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) at Jote, Arunachal Pradesh.

The AP finance department has released budget release order for Rs 2 crore to make arrangements.

In Andhra Pradesh, Modi will dedicate Visakhapatnam Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL) to the nation.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said Modi had no right to visit the state as he has not fulfilled his promise to accord the SCS and various other commitments the Prime Minister had made during the state's bifurcation in 2014.

PM Modi landed in Vijaywada's Gannavaram airport, where he was received by the Governor.

In Vijayawada, the CPI and the CPI-M organised a demonstration on February 9 protesting the Prime Ministers visit.

The workers shouted slogans demanding implementation of special category status for Andhra Pradesh. PM Modi is going to witness the injustice done to Andhra by him.

After Guntur, Modi will leave for Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu and will lay the foundation of various projects.

Narasimha Rao alleged that the TDP was spending over Rs 1.30 crore of public money to organise three special trains to New Delhi for taking people to the Chief Ministers "deeksha" programme. In Nov 2017, China had attacked President Ram Nath Kovind over his visit to north-eastern state.

Naidu wrote a series of tweets lashing out at the Prime Minister.

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