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Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar is significant for all, says PM Modi at BJP National Executive meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to Telangana's capital as Bhagyanagar during his address to the party workers at the BJP National Executive meeting on Sunday.

Amid demands by several BJP leaders to rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to Telangana's capital as Bhagyanagar during his address to the party workers at the BJP National Executive meeting on Sunday, party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

The BJP leader was addressing a press conference after the BJP's National Executive Committee meeting in Hyderabad. "PM Modi said that Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar, which is significant for all of us. Sardar Patel kept the foundation of a unified India and now it's the BJP's responsibility to carry it further," said Ravi Shankar Prasad.

He also highlighted that now the party's thought process will be from appeasement to fulfilment.

"In states where they (party workers) are suffering enormous hardship and yet remain firm to ideology… PM Modi stated that our aim should be to make it clear that our thought process should be from appeasement to fulfilment," he added.

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national executive meeting moved to its second day on Sunday, the key focus remained on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech and the party's political resolution that is expected to be passed unanimously.

The political resolution moved by Home Minister Amit Shah at the Hyderabad National Executive meeting also affirmed that in the next two- three decades India will emerge as " world leader".

Shah, who made several moves to resolve the long-pending issues of the Northeastern states, on Sunday said that the BJP has found a "permanent address" in the region. He also said that the North-eastern region will have no more problems in the coming times and that all its issues will be solved by 2024.

The Home Minister made the remarks while speaking at the BJP national executive meeting during his address on the political resolution.

In a major step in March, the Centre had removed AFPSA from 15 police station areas in seven districts of Nagaland, 15 police station areas in six districts of Manipur and 23 districts entirely and one district partially in Assam.

Assam and Meghalaya governments, in March this year, signed a historic agreement in the national capital to resolve their 50-year-old pending border dispute. The agreement was signed between Assam and Meghalaya two months after a draft resolution was submitted by the chief ministers of the two states to Amit Shah on January 31 for examination and consideration by the MHA.

Commenting on the speech of Shah, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma briefed the media and said, "It has been a journey for us in the north-east and the Home Minister told us that he was delighted that we now have a permanent address in the Northeast.”

When asked what Amit Shah said about the reason that the Citizenship Amendment Act has not been implemented, the Assam CM said that the objection by the Opposition to the reforms brought in by the government has led to the delay, however, the government is committed to implementing the CAA.

"You know that the Opposition has been objecting to a number of things on a number of reforms by the Modi government including the CAA. There has been a delay but we are committed to implementing CAA and the rules will be formed," Sarma said.

Detailing how the BJP plans to solve the problems of the Northeast region, Sarma said, "Amit Shah spoke about how the journey of the BJP has been in the north-east and development post-arrival of the Modi government in 2014… We also discussed how the AFSPA has been removed from the northeast region in about 60 per cent of the areas… He also said that by 2024, there will be no more fault lines in the north-east and all the issues will be solved."

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