A file photo of TDP chief N. Chandrababu
A file photo of TDP chief N. Chandrababu

Chandrababu Naidu asked to vacate Undavalli residence, demolition notice served

  • Earlier in June, Naidu was served a notice asking to vacate the house and demolish illegal constructed parts that reportedly flout environment norms
  • The house has a swimming pool, and the TDP chief built a helipad and a people’s grievance cell there in February 2018, which was later demolished

Hyderabad: A demolition notice has been served at the current residence of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu at Undavalli in Guntur district. The notice was issued by Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Develoment Authority (APCRDA), and follows a June notice asking the owner to vacate the house and demolish illegal constructed parts that reportedly flout environment norms.

Naidu has rented the villa on the Krishna river waterfront from Lingamani Estates. The house has a swimming pool, and the TDP chief built a helipad and a people’s grievance cell—Praja Vedika—there in February 2018, which was later demolished.

The latest notice was served on 22 September, in which the APCRDA asked Lingamaneni Ramesh, owner of the house, to remove unauthorised constructions within seven days, failing which it would take action.

In June, AP chief minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had ordered the demolition of Praja Vedika (people grievances' cell) beside the residence, calling it illegal, and claimed that the structure violated norms of the River Conservancy Act, 1884, since it was built on the banks of the Krishna river.

A TDP leader, who did not want to be quoted, said the current YSR Congress Party government is carrying out a political vendetta and that is why the demolition notice. Earlier, TDP leaders had told Mint that Naidu has been looking for a place to move to but hasn’t been successful yet.

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