BHIMAVARAM: Calling Andhra Pradesh “the land of warriors”, PM Narendra Modi Monday said in addition to revolutionary icons such as Alluri Sitarama Raju, the state has also produced great patriots and freedom fighters such as Pingali VenkaiahKanneganti Hanumanthu, Kandukuri Veeresalingam and Vuyyalavada Narasimha Reddy.
He said the history of the country’s freedom struggle wasn’t about a few years or a few people, as he called for the construction of a New India that would reflect the dreams of freedom fighters and ensure equal opportunities for all sections, he said. the PTI news agency.
“The struggle for freedom is not the story of a few years, of a few regions or of a few people. This is the story of every corner of the country, the story of the sacrifices and martyrdom of people from all corners”, quoted Modi da PTI as mentioned.
Modi also stressed the need to give more opportunities to the adivasis, adding that his government extended the MSP to 90 forest products of the adivasi against the 12 products given up to 2014. He also congratulated Alluri’s heirs and his follower – 83 years old Alluri Sreramaraju and Bodi Dora, grandson of Mallu Dorawho was Alluri’s right-hand man during his fight against the British.
Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who chaired the meeting, said his government named a district after the revolutionary freedom fighter. “We will continue to work on lifting the adivasis and complete the work started by Alluri,” said the CM.
Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan, Union Minister of Tourism and Culture G Kishan Reddyactor K Chiranjeeviand other leaders were present.