Revanth Reddy addressed the mass protest in Hindi, stating, “Hamare hisaab se Pradhan Mantri Matlab bade bhai…”

On Monday, Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy referred to Prime Minister Modi as his ‘big brother'. Reddy stated that if Telangana is to prosper, it must adopt the Gujarat model. Reddy further requested the PM's assistance in developing the state.

“For us, development means the development of the poorest of the poor, Dalits, tribal people, backward people, and the deprived,” said Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy during an Adilabad rally.

“Hamare hisaab se Pradhan Mantri Matlab bade bhai (According to us, Prime Minister means elder brother),” he continued in his Hindi speech to the crowd. Chief ministers can only move their states forward with his assistance. Your assistance is necessary for Telangana to flourish and move forward like Gujarat.”

Telangana, a state run by the Congress party, wants friendly relations with the Center and does not want to engage in conflict with it. We want to help achieve the audacious goal of a USD 5 trillion economy,” Reddy continued.

During his address in Adilabad, the chief minister also asked for financing for the state's metro train project. Prime Minister Modi is on a visit to Telangana ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. On Monday, he laid the groundwork for over 30 development projects totaling over ₹56,000 crore in Adilabad.

At the event, the prime minister dedicated to the country NTPC's 800 MW (Unit-2) Telangana Super Thermal Power Project at Peddapalli.

The technology behind the project is ultra-supercritical. It would provide Telangana with 85% of its electricity. Among all NTPC power plants, it will also have the best power generation efficiency, at about 42%.

Later in the day, the Prime Minister will participate in yet another open forum in Tamil Nadu.