Andhra Pradesh: Former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s House In Amaravati Served Demolition Notice

Chandrababu Naidu - left, Jagan Reddy - right 

Andhra Pradesh authorities on Saturday (21 September) served another demolition notice to the owner of the house in which former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu resides here.

The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) has asked Lingamaneni Ramesh to remove the unauthorised construction within seven days, failing which APCRDA will remove the same.

An order issued by APCRDA Commissioner was pasted on the house located in Undavalli village as Naidu, President of opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), or his family members were not available to receive the same.

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The house owner was issued a show-cause notice on 27 June. The latest order mentions that the reply submitted to the notice was not to the satisfaction of the authority.

According to the order, during the inspection of the premises by the APCRDA staff, unauthorised constructions and developments were found in violation of various rules and regulations.

The order identifies unauthorised RCC residential buildings on the ground and first floor, along with a swimming pool and ground floor dressing room etc measuring 1.318 acres. It says the unauthorised construction is within the Maximum Flood Level (MFL) of the Krishna river.

The earlier notice was issued immediately after the demolition of Praja Vedika, a government building adjacent to Naidu's residence.

Naidu had been living in the house on lease since he shifted here from Hyderabad in 2016. He had later got Praja Vedika, a meeting hall, constructed adjacent to the house.

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in June ordered demolition of Praja Vedika. He had also alleged that Naidu himself is living in an illegal house.

He had said the demolition drive would cover all illegal buildings on the banks of Krishna river at Undavalli.

The TDP, which lost power to Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in May, alleged that the government was acting with a political vendetta.

The opposition party slammed the government for issuing the notice even though the matter was pending in the High Court.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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