Amaravathi: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu, on Wednesday (June 5) wrote to Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy requesting that the 'Praja Vedika' in the state be declared as 'residence annex' of the leader of the opposition.

The structure was built by the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority to be used primarily for official meetings of the chief minister.

"Post Assembly elections 2019, following my demitting the CM office, I have decided to retain the same private house as per the agreed terms and conditions of the property owner. Since the Praja Vedika is located beside my existing residence, I am planning to retain it for my official use," Naidu pointed out in his first formal letter to the chief minister.

The letter further said that Naidu has been chosen as the leader of Telugu Desam Legislature Party to discharge his responsibilities as the leader of the opposition.

Naidu requested that 'Praja Vedika' be declared as the residence annexe of the leader of opposition "to facilitate me to meet legislators, visitors, common public and discharge my duties."

The former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh also pleaded that his request "may be considered positively" and appropriate instructions be issued to the authorities concerned.

The letter came even as the former chief minister has not yet been formally declared as the leader of the opposition.

The TDP, which suffered a rout in the recent Assembly elections, has 23 MLAs.