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Telangana: Exhibition Society says lease is not cancelled

Published Sep 1, 2017, 5:00 am IST
Updated Sep 1, 2017, 5:00 am IST
The lease was valid for 50 years from 2002. The government has decided to extend it to 99 years, says Margam.
Etela Rajender
 Etela Rajender

Hyderabad: The Exhibition Society’s assets are not worth more than Rs 500 crore and are being utilised for the betterment of society and to provide education for poor, its managing committee members said on Thursday.

They said the state government had leased out 24 acres in Nampally to the society in 1950s, on which it had built educational institutions on five acres. The remaining 19 acres were open on which the numaish is conducted every year, society honarary secretary Aditya Margam and managing committee member P. Harinath Reddy told mediapersons.


They thanked Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for approving the lease extension from 50 years to 99 years. They dismissed reports that the government had cancelled the lease.

“The lease was valid for 50 years from 2002. The government has  decided to extend it to 99 years. For this, the old lease agreement has to be cancelled. But some people with vested interests are resorting to false propaganda,” Mr Margam said.

He made it clear that there were no difference between TS government and the society and said that Mr Chandrasekhar Rao and society president and finance minister Etela Rajender had been very supportive.


He said there was a misinformation campaign that the government had decided to  build 2BHKs for the poor on Exhibition Ground, which was incorrect.

VHR produces papers
Congress ex-MP V. Hanumantha Rao released copies a notice which he said showed that the Exhibition Society’s 50-year lease had been cancelled.

He claimed it showed that the Chief Minister intended to take back the land. The notice (order no 588, Aug. 4) was served the R&B department, he said.

He asked why the Chief Minister not issued orders permitting the society to own the entire premises free as promised by him in 2015.


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