Chandrababu Naidu Amaravati residence illegal, will be demolished: Jagan govt asks him to vacate house
In the ongoing saga of Jaganmohan Reddy versus Chandrababu Naidu, the newly elected Andhra Pradesh government has asked his predecessor to vacate his residence in Amaravati.
Chandrababu Naidu is a tenant at the Krishna Riverside residence. In a fresh notice that was served to the Naidu residence, the government has said the building is an illegal construction and it will be demolished.
Government officials visited the former chief minister's residence to serve him the demolition notice.
The property is owned by real estate giant Lingamaneni Estates Pvt Ltd, who enjoys ties with both Naidu and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan and also some YSR Congress Party leaders.
Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders have already started looking for an alternative accommodation for Naidu, who had an inkling that the government will ask him to vacate the property.
This comes just two days after the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority demolished the government building 'Praja Vedika' on the Krishna riverbed at Undavalli in Amaravati.
The building as the High Court declined to stay the action.
The 'Praja Vedika' convention hall was built at a cost of Rs 8.90 crore by the Naidu government to essentially conduct government conferences as there was no other facility in the state's new capital city.
'Praja Vedika' was constructed adjacent to Naidu's leased residence at Undavalli area.
After he lost power in the recent elections, Naidu sought to annex the building and wrote a letter to Jaganmohan Reddy in this regard.
The Chief Minister, while holding the two-day conference of district collectors and superintendents of police in the 'Vedika' on Monday and Tuesday, declared the structure "illegal" and said it would be pulled down to send a strong message against unauthorised constructions.
Earlier, the Andhra Pradesh government reduced security cover for Naidu and his family, including his MLC son and former IT and Panchayat Raj minister Nara Lokesh.
Chandrababu Naidu was granted Z+ security after he was attacked by Maoists in Tirupati of Chittoor in 2003.
(With PTI inputs)