Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre was committed to the development of Telangana, the youngest state of the country, in all aspects.
Addressing BJP workers at a reception organized by the state BJP at the Begumpet airport, Modi in his brief speech said that the BJP was committed to the policy of cooperative federalism, and would in that spirit render all possible help for the development of Telangana regardless of which party was in power in the state.
Beginning his address in Telugu saying "Sodara sodarimanulara, mee andariki na hrudayapurvaka shubhkankshalu", the Prime Minister, who was lustily cheered, said he was very happy to visit Hyderabad which was a very beautiful city. Whenever he visited Hyderabad he was always reminded of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was instrumental in the merger of the erstwhile Nizam state with India, he said.
He congratulated the people of Hyderabad for hosting the prestigious GES 2017. The whole world was now looking at Hyderabad where leaders of industry from all corners of the globe were assembling for the GES, he said.
The Prime Minister also paid tributes to the Telangana martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for the achievement of a separate state. He took the opportunity to hail the sacrifices and hard work being done by the BJP cadre all over the country which had resulted in making the BJP the biggest political party in the world. He appreciated the BJP cadre for striving to better the conditions of the downtrodden and working for the betterment of the common man irrespective of whether the party was in power or not in a state.
Modi concluded his speech in Telugu by conveying his best wishes to the people of Telangana, especially the citizens of Hyderabad.