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PM's scheduled visit to Andhra Pradesh cancelled

india Updated: Jul 05, 2010 19:56 IST

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's scheduled visit to Andhra Pradesh on July 9 and 10 has been cancelled.

"The Prime Minister's Office informed the state government about the cancellation of Singh's visit in a communique. The PMO also called Chief Minister K Rosaiah over phone to tell him about the cancellation of the Prime Minister's programme," sources in the Chief Minister's Office said.

"No reason has been given for the cancellation of the Prime Minister's trip," a senior official in the CMO said.

As per the original schedule, the Prime Minister was supposed to arrive in the temple-town Tirupati at 8 pm on July 9 and proceed straight to Tirumala Hills to worship Lord Venkateswara.

After an overnight stay on the Tirumala Hills, Singh was scheduled to fly to Mannavaram village under Srikalahasthi mandal and lay the foundation stone of the Rs 6,000 crore power plants equipment manufacturing project being set up as a joint venture by NTPC-BHEL.

The Prime Minister was also supposed to lay the foundation stone for the new Tirupati International Airport at Renigunta and address a public meeting.

It was the fourth time in the past one year that the Prime Minister's trip to Andhra Pradesh has been cancelled.