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Modi launches developmental projects in Andhra amid protests

IANS  |  Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) 

on Sunday launched development projects here amid protests staged across against his visit to the state.

At an event, he unveiled plaques to formally unveil the projects which have come up or would be built in different parts of the state.

He dedicated the 1.33 million metric tonnes of Visakhapatnam Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facility of the (ISPRL) built at a cost of Rs 1,178 crore.

The also inaugurated the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's Vashishta and S1 development project at Amalapuram on the Krishna-Godavari Offshore Basin.

also laid the foundation stone for setting up of a new terminal of (BPCL) at Krishnapatnam. It will be built at a cost of Rs 700 crore.

He will also address a mass rally here.

E.S.L. Narasimhan, senior leaders received at the at earlier in the day. He later flew in a helicopter to Guntur.

Meanwhile, wearing black dresses and carrying black flags, demonstrators stages protests and sit-ins across the state reiterating their demands for a Special Category Status (SCS) to

Leaders of the Left parties held protests in Guntur. They threatened to disrupt Modi's rally over his "betrayal" to the state.

This is Modi's first visit to after the ruling pulled out of BJP-led NDA last year.



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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 12:06 IST