HYDERABAD: Congress, which has been making all-out efforts to return to power in the state, seems to have decided not to take chances by ignoring Vaastu. The grand old party, which has faulted chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s decision to relocate the Secretariat from the present place to Bison Polo Grounds, ostensibly to comply with Vaastu principles, has decided not to gamble with its electoral fortunes by flouting the same.
As per the suggestions made by Vaastu experts, some minor changes were made in the chambers of the leader of the opposition K Jana Reddy on the Assembly premises on Thursday. Even the chair on which Reddy, who is also Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader, sits regularly, has been moved from the southern part of his room to the eastern side.
Though Jana Reddy has said several times that he does not believe in Vaastu, the way some changes were made to his office proves that the party is not only trying to bring the anti-TRS forces on its side but also does not want to attract the wrath of God. Senior leader T Jeevan Reddy acknowledged that party’s state leadership decided to pay attention to Vaastu as it did not want to miss any more chance to come back to power in the states.
Sources disclosed that senior leaders had recently consulted some Vaastu experts and sought their guidance to rectify Vaastu defects, if any, in the CLP office as well as the party’s state headquarters, Gandhi Bhavan.
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Telugu politicos’ love for Vaastu
Cutting across political lines and geographical boundaries, almost all politicos on the Telugu land follow Vaastu beliefs religiously
K Chandrasekhar Rao’s adherence to Vaastu is known to all
AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu made changes to his residence in Hyderabad and TDP headquarters, NTR Trust Bhavan, ahead of the 2014 general polls as per Vaastu norms
Both KCR and Naidu made some Vaastu-compliant changes to their chambers in the Secretariat soon after assuming power
Leader of opposition in AP Assembly and YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, stung by his party’s electoral debacle in 2014, is said to be paying heed to Vaastu principles