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PM Modi hits out at Congress over ‘deals’ in defence sector

FE Online

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at Andhra Pradesh CM Naidu for allying with the Congress. In a public address in Guntur, the prime minister said: “The leader of TDP who should have worked for Congress Free India is now supporting the Congress Party.”

He also said that instead of working for the state, Naidu was fixated with the rise of his son. Prime Minister is addressing a public rally in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu. After this, he will head to Karnataka.

The last leg of PM Modi s visit will be in Hubli, Karnataka. Here, the prime minister will lay the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad. He will also witness the E-Griha Pravesh of 2384 houses constructed under PMAY(U) at Dharwad.

PM Modi’s visit to three southern states is coming just months ahead of crucial general elections. The BJP has been trying to expand its reach in South through Karnataka where it fell just short of a majority in the assembly elections held in 2018.