Anjaneya gets partition wall at Soudha demolished

Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya on Sunday went ahead with his plan and got a partition wall demolished in order to merge two rooms allotted to him at the Vidhana Soudha.

The Public Works Department (PWD) officials brought down the 4.5-inch partition wall between Room No 340 and 341, which he occupied recently.

The two rooms will now be made one large room to be used as the minister’s office on the third floor of the State secretariat. His private secretaries and office staff will occupy Room No 340A.

Sources said the work was taken up on Saturday evening. Officials worked through the day on Sunday. Besides widening the room, painting, laying of new flooring and construction of an antechamber for the minister have been taken up. The entire renovation work is estimated to cost about Rs nine lakh.

Anjaneya had strongly defended the decision to demolish the wall, saying he needs a bigger office for discharging the duties of his ‘vast’ department.

Anjaneya  pulled up the PWD and DPAR officials for delaying the renovation work at his newly allotted office rooms.

The minister was upset because Energy Minister D K Shivakumar wanted to occupy these rooms as they were found to be vaastu-compliant. Before Shivakumar could make a move, Anjaneya hurriedly shifted his office from Room No 336 to 340 recently.

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