Speaking at an election rally in Madanpalle region of the state, Modi thanked the people for turning up in large numbers in scorching heat and said he would make sure that their efforts don’t go in vain.

“You have come for the rally even in this heat and after forming the government I promise we won't let your penance go in vain,” he said.

Modi’s speech was translated in Telugu by senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu.

Emphasizing on NDA’s dream of building 100 smart cities around the country, Modi also promised to build one in the Seemandhra region.

Taking a jibe at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi, Modi said the mother-son run government has never backed off in insulting Andhra Pradesh

“The country needs a skilled India but Congress has created a scam India in the last 10 years of its rule,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh Police has stepped up security and intensified patrolling at the venues where Modi is participating in election campaigns in the state, in view of the twin bomb blasts at Chennai railway station.

25 Lok Sabha seats of Andhra Pradesh will go to polls on May 7, which is the next phase of polling.


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