Hyderabad: Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Mohd. Ali Shabbir on Monday urged Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao not to shift his camp office to the newly-constructed complex till he fulfils the promise of constructing 2.60 lakh 2BHK houses for the poorest of the poor.
Speaking to reporters in the Assembly premises here, Mr Shabbir Ali said in the name of vaastu, the CM constructing a new camp office adjacent to the existing one by spending Rs 38 crore of public money was not proper. This was especially unwelcome when the state is suffering due to huge financial problems which have left the government unable to clear fee reimbursement dues and loan waiver to farmers.
He also took objection to the CM’s assertion to build new Secretariat complex by demolishing the existing buildings on the premises, many of which were recently constructed.
He appealed to the CM not to head to vaastu advisors and go for demolitions as it may not serve any purpose except waste of hundreds of crore of public money.
The Congress leader said that though B.S. Ramulu has an impeccable reputation, legal problems may crop up over his appointment as head of the BC Commission as all these years, only former High Court judges headed the Commission which is quasi-judicial in nature.
He said Mr Ramulu, a social activist, cannot give judgements....