The Congress party feels that there is no need to demolish the existing Secretariat building. This comes after the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s decision to construct a new building for the Secretariat. The congress party is taking to legal recourse to challenge the Chief Minister‘s decision.
The Telangana Congress leaders Jeevan Reddy and Komati Reddy have filed a petition in the High Court to stall the pulling down of the Telangana Secretariat building. The Chief Minister KCR made ready to demolish the existing secretariat building. KCR wanted to build a new building stating Vaastu reasons.
They said that in the past several chief ministers governed from the same building without Vaastu concerns in the past. There are some blocks as recent as only a decade old, they said. To demolish the entire structure and reconstruct the building will take a toll on public’s money, they added. Meanwhile, the High Court has put off hearing in the petition till tomorrow.
On Wednesday, the Party MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy said he will file a petition in the High Court to direct the chief minister to stall the demolition. The party MLA said “It is most unfortunate that the chief minister has decided to demolish the existing buildings in the Secretariat only to construct new buildings. In the name of Vastu, KCR is imposing `1,200 crore burden on the exchequer,”
“Because of non-allotment of funds, welfare schemes such as Aarogyasri, fee reimbursement and other programmers are not being properly implemented. Same is the case with crop loan waiver scheme. Instead of releasing funds to these programmers, the CM is wasting money on his Vastu fancies. He is trying to fulfill his desires at the expense of public money which is not good,” the former minister added.
“Hence, the chief minister’s proposal to construct new buildings doesn’t stand any logic,” he said. As chief minister KCR stated Vaastu reasons to demolish the present Secretariat the former minister quoted Neelam Sanjiva Reddy who became Country’s President and PV Narasimha Rao who became the country’s Prime Minister who earlier served as Chief Minister.