Published On: Tue, Jun 25th, 2019

Chandrababu Naidu’s extended residence building being demolished

Late Tuesday night turned into a nightmare for former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu. Based on the order of Andhra High Court demolition process of an upscale building with glass walls used by him as a venue to hold press meets, meet people and conduct administrative work started.

The order of demolition was issued by present Chief Minister of the state, Jagan Mohan Reddy. He claimed the building of Chandrababu Naidu called Praja Vedika was illegal.

Naidu earlier had approached the court to issue a stay order, but it was rejected. He cited demolition was a waste of public money.

Located near Naidu’s residence, the building was built in 2017 by his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government at the cost of Rs 8 crore.

Reddy had a meeting with district collectors last weekend and announced demolition of the building. Earlier, his government alleged Praja Vedika was constructed illegally.

Naidu had earlier written to new CM with a request to retain the hall so that he could work from the venue as being Leader of Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh state assembly.

Chandrababu Naidu's extended residence building being demolished

His letter read, “I wish to continue the same arrangement, that the ‘Praja Vedika’ be declared as the residence annexe of the leader of the opposition, to facilitate me to meet legislators, visitors, common public and discharge my duties.”

Naidu lost the state Assembly elections in April this year and Reddy’s YSR Congress party claimed massive mandate.

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