Hours after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP)-led no-confidence motion against the Modi government was defeated by an overwhelming margin in Lok Sabha, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of betraying his state. Naidu, who is expected to travel to New Delhi, later on Saturday, said he put Andhra's situation infront of the nation.
"Sentiments of 5 crore people of Andhra Pradesh are hurt. I'm coming to Delhi on July 21. I want to tell the nation what is being done to the state. BJP has betrayed us yet again and that's unfortunate," said Chandrababu Naidu while speaking to news agency ANI.
TDP MP Jayadev Galla, who opened the no-trust motion debate in Lok Sabha on Friday, said that the PM is tying up with the rivals to weaken the state.
"For him (PM) to say that we are doing something for political gain it is ridiculous. He is tying up with our rivals while he is still in alliance with us and trying to weaken by starving our state (Andhra Pradesh) of funds," Jayadev Galla
Another TDP MP K Srinivas said that their party was successful in exposing PM Modi's failures.
"It is not about majority, it is about morality. Morality won. We wanted to showcase the failures of PM and his government. You take unemployment, farmers distress, economic slowdown and more. He has failed on every aspect and lost the trust of people of the country," K Srinivas said.
The government had a comfortable majority of 325 votes in its favour, who voted against the no confidence motion in contrast to 126 votes by the Opposition parties out of total 451 Members of Parliament present in the Lok Sabha on Friday night.
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members had staged a walk-out while NDA ally Shiv Sena abstained from voting.
(With inputs from agencies)