Referring to news reports in some English papers about the the sixth Nizam ruling from the G-block of the Secretariat, Congress MP A Revanth Reddy today reiterated that it was likely that there was a huge amount of treasure hidden beneath the G-block, and in the tunnel routes that led to different places of the state capital from the block, and said that the real reason that KCR wanted the demolition of the Secretariat was quite likely that treasure.
He pointed out that erstwhile Chief Minister Marri Channa Reddy too had asked the union government of the time to conduct excavations under the Secretariat buildings.
He therefore demanded that the state government carry out the demolition works of the Secretariat buildings under the supervision of the archaeology department of the state and the NMDC.
He also demanded that the government allow the media inside the building complex to cover the demolition works, noting that the demolition process was not currently being videographed.
Reddy also sought the removal of IAS officer and close relative of CM K Chandrashekar Rao, Raghunandan Rao, from the post of the head of the archaeology department.
He said that the Congress would soon meet the central government departments on the issue of the demolition.