Naidu’s house likely to be razed next week

Hyderabad, September 23

The civic authorities today started demolishing structures along the Krishna at Vundavalli village, indicating that the house of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been served a demolition notice, might be demolished by next week.

Naidu has rented this house on the riverfront in June 2015 and got it notified as the official residence of the Chief Minister. On Saturday last, a notice was pasted outside the building, saying that the construction was in violation of the Environment Protection Act and River Conservancy Act (Andhra Area) 1884. In June this year, the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) had brought down part of the building called "Praja Vedika", where Naidu as CM used to meet the people.

The APCRDA has ruled out the allegation of political vendetta, saying “notices were issued to 24 unauthorised constructions along the river”. — TNS