Naidu to build own house in Amaravati?

Telugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is learnt to have decided at last to construct a permanent house in Amaravati in the next three or four months.

Naidu, who returned to his leased residence at Vundavalli late on Tuesday night, reportedly told his party leaders that YSR Congress party president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is acting with vengeance against him and there won’t be any surprise if the government demolishes his present residence.

TDP sources said Naidu was pained at the way Praja Vedika adjacent to his residence was being demolished with a break-neck speed.

However, he cannot do anything since it is a government building and has nothing do with him or his party.

But, he realised that the next target for Jagan is demolition of his residence taken on lease from Lingamaneni Ramesh, an infrastructure group owner.

“May be, the government will issue notices to Ramesh in a day or two. The courts also cannot do anything, since the CRDA itself declared it as an illegal construction,” a party source said.

It is learnt the TDP president has asked his party seniors to look for a house on rent for residential purposes in Vijayawada or somewhere near Amaravati at the earliest, so that he could shift to the new house by July 1.

Interestingly, a TDP leader and a big beneficiary of Naidu’s decision to construct capital at Uddandarayuni Palem, closer to Velagapudi secretariat in Amaravati, offered a piece of land to Naidu for the construction of a permanent residence.

The former chief minister reportedly agreed to the offer and said he would take a decision after inspecting the site. Once it is finalised, he will begin the construction shortly and complete in three or four months.

“Till such time, he will stay in the rented house,” the TDP source said.