Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered the demolition of ‘Praja Vedika’ building, which is constructed next to the residence of former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu by the previous Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government.
‘Praja Vedika’ was being used for both the government and party activities. The demolition of ‘Praja Vedika’ will begin on Tuesday. The building was being used by Chandrababu Naidu for official purposes as well as to hold party meetings.
On 5th June, Chandrababu Naidu wrote to new Chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and urged him to allocate the building to him in the capacity of Leader of Opposition. Naidu wrote in letter, “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.”
‘Praja Vedika’ located near Mr Chandrababu Naidu’s home, and it was built in 2017 at a cost of Rs 5 crore by the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) government.
According to Jagan Mohan Reddy, the building Praja Vedika is “illegal” and it will be demolished on Tuesday. Jagan also claimed that the house where Chandrababu Naidu lived when he was Chief Minister, on the banks of the Krishna river, was illegally built.