Mr M Venkaiah Naidu, Indian Minister for urban development and housing attends a reception in Harrow. . . . reports Jagdish Vemuri for Asian Lite News
It was a memorable moment for the Telugu diaspora in London. They got the opportunity to spent an evening Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu Garu, cabinet minister and former president besides four time Rajya Sabha MP . He brought a great cheer and joy to the people of Telangana who were celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the new Telugu state with his towering and gracious presence in the evening in East London.
It was sheer delight listening into Mr Naidu Garu along with another great champion of British Indians Mr Bob Blackman MP from Harrow East. Naidu Garu heartily welcome Mr Bob Blackman and thanked him for taking time off to attend this meet and greet event . He gave a good and articulate account of the incredible governance , development and transformation happening in India .
Naidu Garu spoke on how Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi is taking country forward and how he would take it to further heights by making India a more prosperous nation in the world. He touched upon how despite inheriting a bad situation both in economic and political front, how the PM tackling it very effectively, by bringing the economy back on rails with a growth rate of 7.4% , which likely to reach 8%.
He was very eloquent in the praise of Modi and said he is a reformer, performer and transformer, that India is having an able leader and stable government after a long gap of 30 years. He mentioned MODI means Making Of Developed India .
He drew attention of the audience to the fact that while the country is getting digitally transformed and making huge strides in power, telecommunication and IT yet it has a huge human face with the biggest agrarian and rural budget of recent times and initiatives like free gas to the rural kitchens and liberating the mothers from cruel effect of inhaling smoke , beti padao beti bachao , free books online ,skill development , crop and farmer insurance , pension schemes , toilets for girls in every school of the country etc.
The audience heard him with rapt attention and were enthralled by the typical Naidu garu style of speech . He also set a right perspective of the great help centre is giving AP to rebuild themselves after the barbaric and irrational and ruthless bifurcation done by the Congress Government and gave stats of all the work done in two years . Many national project like AIIMS, IIT, NIT, IISER, IIIT, Central University, Petroleum University, Tribal University, Agricultural University, CIPET, National Institute of Ocean Technology are all sanctioned and courses have started in most of the institutions. National Highways worth Rs.50,000 crores, two solar power projects sanctioned, all the four airports are upgraded or being upgraded and every aspect is taken care and Government of India is committed for all the provisions provided in AP Reorganization Act. He highlighted the new financial devolution, the revolutionary reform by this government, AP would get Rs.29374/ crores additionally a year for the coming four years under the 14th Finance Commission.
Mr Naidu mentioned that even though he is not elected from the states of Andhra and Telangana, he would take extra interest to address the problems faced by Telugu people from both states especially AP given the unjust manner in which the bifurcation was done . Rt Hon Bob Blackman in his chat with Mr Naidu complimented Mr Modi for doing a commendable Job and conveyed his greetings through Naidu Garu .
Last but not the least this event was due to the great effort of four individuals Shri Kishore Gonuguntla, Sharath Reddibathini, Sunil Vaikuntam , Suresh Mangagiri under auspices of Telugu friends of BJP, who made this wonderful event possible in a short time .