Naidu in search of a home as Jagan govt slaps notice

Last Updated 28 June 2019, 11:43 IST

After the demolition of Praja Vedika, which is adjacent to former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu's rented bungalow, the Capital Area Development Authority (CRDA) has slapped a notice on Naidu.

The notice, served by CRDA assistant director Narender Reddy on Friday morning, asks Naidu to answer within a week why the bungalow can't be demolished.

The bungalow, which belongs Lingamaneni group that owned the Air-Costa, is said to have been built within 100 meter distance from the river bed, flouting all norms.

It was pointed out that the bungalow, a swimming pool and a makeshift helipad have no permission.

Meanwhile, Naidu has started looking out for places to shift. TDP cadre too are busy scouting for suitable houses for Naidu in Vijayawada and Guntur so that he can easily move around the capital area. Several party leaders in the Uddhandarayapalem of the capital region have offered open plots to Naidu.

“How can the government demolish the Praja Vedika in the middle of the night, even as my father, who is 69 years old, was sleeping in the adjacent house. What kind of vengeful governance is this,” Naidu’s son N Lokesh questioned.

While the TDP alleged that the government was resorting to a witch hunt, YSR Congress' Mangalagiri MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy said that no one who has flouted rules and constructed illegal structures on the river bed will be spared .

While Naidu has built a permanent house in Hyderabad where his wife and daughter-in-law stay and run the family business, he has no permanent place to stay in Amaravati.

His political rivals, Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy and Janasena's Pawan Kalyan have places to reside and run their political outfits in Amaravati.

The CRDA has identified close to 60 bungalows that have violated building laws.

All the building owners will get notice beginning with Naidu, the officials had said.

On the first day, notices will be served to about 20 owners.

(Published 28 June 2019, 06:09 IST)

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