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Business News/ Politics / News/  Congress' Revanth Reddy calls PM Modi ‘big brother’, says Telangana has to follow Gujarat model for development
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Congress' Revanth Reddy calls PM Modi ‘big brother’, says Telangana has to follow Gujarat model for development

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi “big brother”, Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy has said if Telangana is to develop, it has to follow the Gujarat model.

PM Narendra Modi in a conversation with Telangana CM Revanth Reddy at the inauguration and laying the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than ₹56,000 crore in Adilabad on Monday. (ANI)Premium
PM Narendra Modi in a conversation with Telangana CM Revanth Reddy at the inauguration and laying the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than 56,000 crore in Adilabad on Monday. (ANI)

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi “big brother", Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy on Monday said that if Telangana has to progress, it has to follow the Gujarat model. 

The chief minister also said he won't fight against the central government as he asked for the PM’s support to help develop the state.

“We would like to contribute to the ambitious target of a USD5 trillion economy," Reddy added.

Further, he said that Hyderabad and Telangana will assist the Centre in the country’s development as he requested funds for the metro rail project.

The Telangana state needed PM Modi’s support for it to progress like Gujarat, Reddy said.

Modi, on a tour to Telangana ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024, laid the foundation stone for over 30 development projects worth more than 56,000 crore in Adilabad on Monday. 

The Centre was cooperating in every way in realising the development dream of the people of Telangana, said the PM.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy also attended the PM’s official function in Adilabad.

At the event, PM Modi, among other projects, dedicated to the nation NTPC's 800 MW (Unit-2) Telangana Super Thermal Power Project in Peddapalli.

The project is based on ultra-supercritical technology and will supply 85 per cent power to Telangana. It will also have the highest power generation efficiency of approximately 42 per cent among all power stations of NTPC in the country.

Modi said the projects worth 56,000 crore will write a new chapter of development in several states.

He further said today India was the “only country" in the world which has emerged as a large economy by clocking 8.4 per cent growth in the previous quarter.

“With this pace, India will become the third largest economy of the world," he said.

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Published: 04 Mar 2024, 03:12 PM IST
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