Laying the foundation stone for the new capital, the Prime Minister exhorted people of both the states not to fall prey to lies and disinformation that could fuel tension between Andhra and Telangana.
"For some people's political selfishness, Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated in haste without properly carrying out the process of proper consultation. I can even today feel the pain of those innocents who lost their lives and suffered loss to property in this episode.
"The British left behind such things due to which there is tension in the country even today. The previous government did something that due to which everyday there is tension created," he said addressing a gathering here.
The Prime Minister assured the people that Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act will be implmented in 'letter and spirit' within the stipulated timeframe.
PM Modi accused the previous Congress-led UPA government of trying to sow the seeds of permanent problem between the two states and urged the people to move forward in the 'true spirit and soul of Telugu'.
"Those people who while bifurcating Andhra and Telangana have attempted to sow the seeds of a permanent problem, they are even today adding fertilizer to create poison, create illusion and are trying to play with the emotions of the youth," he warned.
The Prime Minister said he alongwith Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will fulfil the dreams and aspirations of Andhra Pradesh and take it to greater heights by expediting the development process.


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