Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with arrogance during the debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha.
Naidu, whose party had moved the no-confidence motion against the NDA government, said that Modi spoke as if Andhra Pradesh was not part of India.
“His arrogance was because he had the numbers,” said Naidu while terming the no-confidence motion as a fight between majority and morality.
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief was talking to reporters after the defeat of the motion in the Parliament.
“By stating that I took u-turn he launched a political counter attack,” Naidu said.
On Modi’s comments that he had warned him that he was falling in the trap of YSR Congress, the TDP leader said the Prime Minister was doing injustice to the state for political mileage and resorting to blackmail. “It is unbecoming of a person holding the position of the Prime Minister to say such things,” he said.
The Chief Minister said the Prime Minister’s reply disappointed five crore people of the state and the entire country as they had hoped that he will show some repentance over no fulfilling the promises made to the state and correct his mistakes.
Naidu also took strong exception to Modi’s remark that he was picking up fight with Telangana and recalled that even before bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh he had been calling for an amicable solution through talks.
Stating that Andhra Pradesh has been cheated again, Naidu appealed to people to stage protest demonstrations on Saturday.
He claimed that for the first time a no-confidence motion moved by a regional party received support from several parties. He will be leaving for New Delhi on Saturday to thank the parties which supported the motion. Naidu said he would also tell the nation as to how the state was betrayed.
Another TDP lawmaker Kesineni Srinivas on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “best actor in the world” in his response to the latter’s reply in Lok Sabha on no-confidence motion.
“I thank Prime Minister for his as usual great oratory skills. The one-and half hour speech was like a Bollywood blockbuster. Great drama. Great action,” he said.
Srinivas had sought 30 minutes to respond but Speaker Sumitra Mahajan permitted just five minutes.