Naidu Agrees To Part With AP Blocks In Secretariat
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu agreed to give back AP blocks in the Telangana Secretariat building back to the KCR-led government.
Hyderabad | 23rd October 2016
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today urged Governor E S L Narasimhan to handover five of the building blocks in the Secretariat vacated by the united Andhra Pradesh leadership back to the Telangana government so that it could build a new Secretariat building in a year.
In a reply, Naidu reportedly agreed to give back the buildings on which he had spent around Rs. 25 crores (for renovation) during his tenure.
KCR called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan and handed over a copy of the Cabinet resolution in this regard. As the previous TDP government held no objections on the matter, the Raj Bhavan could immediately handover the five blocks to the TRS government, he told the Governor.
The CM was in a personal meeting with the Governor and reportedly sought to know his Andhra Pradesh counterpart's response on the plea to handover the blocks.
They said to have shared the views expressed by Naidu favouring a dialogue to avoid skirmishes, and handing over the blocks followed by a Cabinet meeting, which is a status quo now.
In a polite gesture, KCR offered emergency accommodation to the skeletal staff of the previous AP government at Gruhakalpa in Hyderabad.
Though Chandrababu Naidu, as the Chief Minister, can make use of the offices in the Telangana Secretariat for 10 years as per the AP Reorganization Act, he had to switch over to Velagapudi in Amaravathi, AP, in order to avoid a conflict with KCR in the wake of the cash-for-vote scam.
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