Revanth Wants New Telangana Bhavan Building in Delhi, Focuses on Asset Sharing

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy said that a new Telangana Bhavan, reflecting the Telangana culture, would be built in the national capital during a visit to New Delhi on Tuesday.

He was in the capital for a slew of meetings, with a special focus on the division of assets between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, including the division of the Andhra Bhavan in the capital.

Upon reaching Delhi, Reddy held a review on the assets issue with Telangana Bhavan resident commissioner Gaurav Uppal and OSD Sanjay Jaju at his official residence.

Reddy has been allotted the residence at No. 23 on Tughlaq Road, which he entered for the first time on Tuesday. The same building was occupied by K. Chandrashekar Rao in 2004, when he was a Union minister in the first UPA government, and again from 2014-2023, when he became the Chief Minister of Telangana.

Rao vacated the building recently, after he resigned from the Chief Minister’s post following BRS’s defeat in the Assembly polls.

In the review, it was learnt that Reddy enquired officials about the total area of the erstwhile Andhra Bhavan, its condition and the share allotted to Telangana. Officials, in turn, informed Reddy that the total undivided land parcel was spread across 19.78 acres, with the undivided building spread over 8.781 acres, including Sabari Block, internal roads and Godavari Block. An old nursing hostel was built on 3.359 acres and the Pataudi House on 7.641 acres.

Telangana’s share would be 8.245 acres of the total land, with AP getting 11.536 acres, in the ratio of 41.68:58.32, as specified in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, officials said.

Reddy also sought to know the present condition of the buildings, and the status of residences of officers and staff, as the structures were built three to four decades ago.

Resident commissioner Gaurav Uppal told Reddy that most of the buildings were in a dilapidated condition and repairs were being done. In turn, Reddy said that a new building, reflecting the cultural traditions of Telangana, must be built.

Earlier in the day, Reddy also examined the Bhavan map with officials, ordering them to focus on the division of assets and issuing multiple orders in this regard.

Reddy met AICC general secretary (organisation) K.C. Venugopal on the day to discuss Cabinet expansion to fill six vacancies, nomination of MLCs and filling up nominated posts in state-owned corporations. Reddy could not meet Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi due to their participation in the I.N.D.I.A. bloc meeting.

The Chief Minister will return to Hyderabad on Tuesday night and take part in the Assembly session, which will resume on Wednesday.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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