Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s residence at Amaravati received a demolition notice by the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority on Friday.
YSRCP- led state government has served this notice to 20 building owners including Naidu and asked them to vacate the premises within seven days.
Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy announced last week that all illegal structures on the banks of the Krishna River will be demolished.
According to reports, the demolition notice was pasted on the walls of Naidu’s luxury villa near the Krishna Riverbank that was constructed allegedly in violation of various environmental laws.
During his tenure, Naidu had rented the luxury villa that had a swimming pool. He built a helipad and the Praja Vedika to cut short his commute. The villa and surrounding structures were constructed without following due process and in violation of the Andhra Pradesh River Conservancy Act and Centre’s Environmental Protection Act, the reports suggest.
Last week, CM Jagan had ordered the demolition of ‘Praja Vedika’ (people grievances’ hall), claiming that the hall was constructed illegally. The demolition of the hall was carried out on Tuesday.
The structure was constructed in 2017 during the previous TDP government in the state at a cost of Rs. 8.9 crore. Both the TDP chief’s residence and ‘Praja Vedika’ are situated on the banks of river Krishna in the city.
Earlier, the Jagan government has reduced security cover for Naidu and his family, including his MLC son and former IT and Panchayat Raj minister Nara Lokesh.
CM Jagan’s YSRCP decimated Naidu’s TDP in the assembly elections and also swept to victory in 22 of 25 parliamentary constituencies.
CM Jagan in his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30 had discussed issues regarding special category status for Andhra Pradesh, a demand over which Naidu broke away from the National Democratic Alliance.
Jagan has also met Home Minister Amit Shah with the same demand.
But finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently indicated the centre is not considering any proposal for special category status for any state for now.
Meanwhile, Naidu is facing a hard time with most of his party leaders and lawmakers have either jumped or are in line to join BJP.