Hyderabad: Opposing the construction of a new Secretariat and Assembly building, the Congress on Monday demanded that the state government appoint a committee to go into the issue.
Congress MLAs and leaders under the leadership of CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka visited the Assembly and Secretariat on Monday to know the actual position.
Mr Vikramarka said that Telangana state was achieved not for the demolition of existing buildings and to construct new buildings.
He said that the present Assembly and secretariat buildings were not old constructions.
He said that these buildings were constructed with the latest technology and had a lifetime of 100 years. Of this, they have completed only 30 years.
He suggested to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to stop the construction of the new buil-dings and concentrate on water, funds and employment which was assured by the TRS during the Telangana agitation.
MP A. Revanth Reddy said that they visited the secretariat buildings to expose the misuse of public money by CM K Chandrasekhar Rao. He asked, “When these buildings have 100 years of life why are they demolishing them in 30 years.”
The Malkajgiri Lok Sabha member added the Congress would not accept demolishing the Rs 1,000-crore secretariat buildings just to satisfy the CM’s superstitions. He said that if the state government spent Rs 2,000 crore, buildings could be constructed for all residential schools in the state.
Congress MLC T. Jeevan Reddy said the present secretariat buildings were strong and alleged that Mr Rao was constructing the new buildings to stamp his trademark....