PM Modi greeted with black flags in Assam over Citizenship Bill

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However, there were no protests near the venue of the rally addressed by Modi in Guntur.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying in response to a question on Modi's visit said, "China's position on the China-India boundary question is consistent and clear-cut". "But they are forming a big alliance to defeat Modi". "NDA government is building oil reserves at different locations to meet oil and gas requirements in hard times", he said. He said, the corridor in the state will bring industry and investment opportunities for the youth. "We will never deprive any state of what it deserves and in case of Andhra Pradesh, we are fulfilling one by one all the provisions made in Andhra Pradesh state re-organisation act", said Modi. "The government has proven that it is a protector of the Bangladeshi infiltrators and is against the indigenous people of Assam", he said.

On the PM Kisan Yojana scheme, he said it was a yearly benefit and will ensure ₹7.5 lakh crore goes to the bank accounts of the farmers in 10 years.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on Sunday and will unveil various developmental projects followed by public meetings.

The Bharat Petroleum and Chennai Petroleum, BCPL's Ennore Coastal Terminal and the new crude oil pipeline from Chennai Port to its refinery at Manali in north Chennai were also commissioned by the Prime Minister.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to provide Indian citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in India even if they do not possess any document. He also lauded a Jain guru for his peace initiatives. "The Clause 6, which is the soul of Assam Accord, has remained unimplemented for the last 35 years and our government will implement it in letter and spirit as soon as possible", he said.


Farmers representatives presented him a silver coconut for announcing the maximum support price for copra.

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


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