After the no-confidence motion moved by the Telugu Desam Party was comprehensively defeated in the Lok Sabha on July 20 night, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of displaying “arrogance of power” and resorting to “cheap talk”.

Addressing a press conference at the Secretariat in Amaravati, Chandrababu rued that the prime minister did not promise justice to AP that suffered heavily because of the bifurcation in 2014.

Five crore people of A.P. hoped there will be repentance (on part of the central government) and that it will correct its mistakes. But the hopes were dashed,” the Chief Minister said.

“The Prime Minister is arrogant. He has displayed arrogance of power. He spoke in a manner mocking our State. He indulged in cheap talk,” Mr. Naidu alleged.

The Chief Minister wondered why the Prime Minister could not even say he would do justice to A.P. by rectifying the mistakes. “It’s extremely disappointing,” he added.