TDP grabs govt land for party office

The opposition TDP seems to have grabbed the government land in Mangalagiri for the party office.

The TDP is currently constructing the party state headquarters at Mangalagiri after using the Guntur office as state headquarters since 2014 bifurcation.

The TDP, while in power, had taken three acres of land in Survey No. 392 on 99 years lease from the government.

Interestingly, TDP president Chandrababu Naidu had applied for 99 years lease of this land for the party office and chief minister Chandrababu Naidu had approved it.

The land is located in the Amthakuru village panchayat close to Mangalagiri town on the Chennai-Kolkata national highway.

Construction of the three-storeyed building is in progress at the site and is likely to be completed in next two months.  

However, Mangalagiri revenue officials noticed that the contractor had encroached upon 65 cents of the government land for this building and had already constructed a massive compound wall.

The land in question is the flood zone of a small stream that passes through the village.

The TDP had encroached these 65 cents too and had put up some sheds for the construction workers and material.

Though they are temporary sheds and can be removed once the construction work is over, the officials see the plot by the TDP to grab this land as a compound wall was already constructed covering this part along with the main building.

The Mangalagiri revenue officials have slapped notices to the contractor and the TDP leadership to remove the compound wall and the sheds in next one week failing which action would be taken.

The notices were served in the name of Mangalagiri Tahasildar Ramprasad.