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All permissions were taken for Naidu's house: TDP
Senior TDP leader K Atchannaidu points out that the building at Undavalli where party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu is currently residing was built before 2007.
Permission for construction of the building was taken from Undavalli gram panchayat by the house owner Lingamaneni Ramesh as no CRDA existed then.
Amaravati: TDP leaders on Friday revealed that industrialist Lingamaneni Ramesh took permission from the local body, village panchayat of Undavalli, before constructing the house on the banks of River Krishna, where party president N Chandrababu Naidu has been residing.
They said the State government had served notices to house owner Ramesh, stating that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy issued orders to demolish it by saying that it is an unauthorised structure.
TDP leaders Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, K Atchannaidu and others condemned Jagan for ordering the demolition of the residence where their party chief and the Opposition leader was residing.
Atchanniadu pointed out that the building was constructed before 2007 and at that time they took the permission from the then authority, that is Undavalli panchayat. At that time the Capital Region Development Authority was not in existence.
"Only after 2015, the CRDA brought new rules, before that all the local bodies in this area were empowered to give permissions. The permission from the then local body itself was enough to construct the building, we are reminding it to Jagan," said Atchannaidu.
He further explained that the panchayat passed a resolution allowing the landowner to construct a swimming pool along with dressing room in 2011 itself. The owner took permission for construction of the swimming pool along with a dress changing room under the River Conservation Act, from the office of the Executive Engineer, Krishna Central Division, Vijayawada in 2007 itself.
In addition to that, Ramesh paid penalty to the Revenue department in 2013 for conversion of the agriculture land into non-agriculture purpose utilisation. The owner paid about 18 lakh as penalty for that conversion.
Explaining all these, Atchannaidu said that since Jagan resorted to political revenge against Chandrababu Naidu and TDP leaders, he would not listen to any facts that they revealed.
He further said that they were only explaining the facts to show to the public the reality and the attitude of Jagan.
He said the River Conservation Act is applicable to all constructions equally.
On the other hand, Ramakrishnudu condemned Jagan for giving show-cause notices to the residence where Chandrababu Naidu has been residing. He said that when the building was constructed, at that time, Jagan's father YS Rajasekhara Reddy was the Chief Minister. If this construction is unauthorised, then why did not his father take action at that time, he questioned. Was he also a guilty for this construction?, he questioned.
Jagan must take the responsibility for all the wrongdoings of his father, since his party is named after Rajasekhara Reddy.
Meanwhile, the TDP leaders discussed the same issue with Chandrababu Naidu at the same house, which is in controversy now.