Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati to offer prayers to Lord Venkateswara at the Tirumala Hills.
Ending his two days visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka, PM Modi landed in the temple town for his first visit to the temple after becoming the Prime Minister for a second term.
PM Modi was received by Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy and other party leaders.
Newly elected Andhra CM Jagan received a pat on the back from PM Modi after he tried to touch his feet twice, at the airport.
Addressing a public meeting before going to temple, he said, ‘If everyone of the 130 crore Indians takes one step forward, the country too will go that many steps ahead.’
“AP has infinite possibilities for growth. We will fully extend all co-operation from the Centre for the development of the state,” the PM Modi said.
Sharing some glimpses from Tirumala. pic.twitter.com/IfZ0NIADRB
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 9, 2019
“It can move forward towards becoming a new AP under Jagan Mohan Reddy. The states and Centre should work together. Then we can make a New India”, he added.
Earlier, PM Modi on Saturday offered prayers at Guruvayur temple in Kerala before leaving for his two-nation tour. He had done the ‘thulabharam’ ceremony with lotus flowers.
The ceremony is done with a person sitting on one side of a balance with offerings of equal weight placed on the other side of the balance scale.