Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati. This morning, the AP CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu welcomed Modi at Gannavaram airport and accompanied him to the inaugural site in Uddandarayunipalem.
On this occasion, Modi offered the soil collected inside the Parliament premises and the holy water collected from the sacred Yamuna river to Chandrababu. Modi started off his speech in Telugu as he extended his Vijaya Dasami wishes to all the Telugus in Amaravati and around the world. Quoting the great poet Sri Sri, Modi said that he too is participating in the historic event of Amaravati construction by offering the sacred soil and water.
Modi further called for unity among the Telugus in AP and Telangana and said that even though the people are separated by states, their soul should be one that is Telugu. Modi accused the Congress rule for creating a huge rift between AP and Telangana during the state's bifurcation and assured center's assistance in the development of both the states.
Modi further promised to put in action every word stated in the state's reorganization bill. However, much to the disappointment of many, Modi did not make any announcement regarding the special status or even the special package which the centre has already promised to AP.