With the demolition threat looming large on his leased residence on the banks of Krishna river at Vundavalli, Telugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has now been compelled to look for an alternative residence.
He asked his party leaders to look for a reasonably comfortable residence in and around Vijayawada, from where he will have relatively easy access to the state assembly or any other place in Guntur and Amaravati.
The TDP leaders have reportedly identified a couple of guest houses – one near A-1 convention centre and another near Novotel Hotel in Vijayawada which are spacious and not occupied.
In fact, these guest houses came up during the TDP regime and were used by the party leaders in the past.
However, when they contacted the guest house owners, they refused to give them on lease for Naidu.
It was a shocking for the TDP leaders, as the same landlords had got several favours from the Naidu government in the past.
Finally, the TDP could find a building near Kamineni Hospitals which was suitable for Naidu’s residence.
Apparently, it belonged to a leader closer to Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu. But it is not known whether this building owner, too, has agreed to lease it to Naidu.
Meanwhile, Naidu also suggested that he would adjust himself even in a smaller house if it is located nearer to Velagapudi secretariat. But the party leaders told him there could be security issues for him in that area.
So, the hunt is still on for Naidu’s residence!