After the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) served notice to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu to vacate his current official residence, MyNation unearthed a document that shows how chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy is making way for his own abode
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government has allotted a sum of Rs 6.89 crore for road-widening and a helipad at chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's residence. News of this has come as a shock to the people of Andhra Pradesh.
This move came after the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party government called to demolish "Praja Vedika" and Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) served a notice to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu to vacate his current official residence.
MyNation accessed a government order that shows that the Andhra Pradesh government granted permission to the administration to allot Rs 1.89 crore to construct a helipad at the chief minister's residence at Tadepalli in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh.
According to the order issued on behalf of Principal Secretary (Transport Roads and Buildings) MT Krishna Babu, Rs 40 lakh has been sanctioned to construct a helipad for the chief minister and Rs 75 lakh to have a permanent barricading with iron frames.
The order states that Rs 31 lakh has been allocated for setting up security posts, gates and portable cabins. Rs 30 lakh has been earmarked for a police barrack and toilet block. Also, Rs 13.50 lakh has been allotted for a guard room and toilet block.
On the other side, the Roads and Buildings Department has sanctioned Rs 5 crore to widen the road that connects Jagan Mohan Reddy's residence to the national highway.
Speaking to MyNation, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) treasurer Prem Kumar Jain lashed out at the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and claimed that it is pure political vendetta and said, "It was not necessary to demolish the Praja Vedika. He is using huge money for his personal use to obtain a helipad and extend the road. Tell me who is the corrupt politician now? Many ED and IT officials are taking Jagan's side."
"At present, he is in power. We cannot do anything. We can raise this subject only in the Assembly. We will not let this slide. We will question Jagan in the assembly," the TDP leader added.
MyNation also tried contacting a YSRCP leader to know more about the issue but could not reach the political leader as he was busy in a meeting.
Last Updated Jun 28, 2019, 5:19 PM IST