New camp office is pride of Telangana, says KCR
Venkat Reddy alleged that the 2BHK programme was progressing at a snail’s pace but the CM constructed a mammoth building with 150 rooms for his office just in eight months.
HYDERABAD: Speaking for the first time on the new building to house the chief minister’s camp office-cum-residence, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has described it as the ‘Pride of Telangana’.
Congress member Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, during a discussion on the 2BHK housing programme in the Assembly on Tuesday, alleged that the 2BHK programme was progressing at a snail’s pace but the chief minister constructed a mammoth building with 150 rooms for his office just in eight months.
In a sharp reaction to Reddy’s remark, the chief minister advised the Congress member not to belittle the CM’s camp office.
“It is not my own property. That is the property of the people. Until YS Rajasekhara Reddy constructed a building, the chief minister had no official residence. But that building lacked parking space even for the convoy of the chief minister. Hence the new premises,” the Chief Minister explained.
“The new camp office has parking place for 200 cars. It also has a spacious meeting hall. I will invite MLA, MLCs and MPs from Hyderabad to a luncheon meeting on 2BHK housing scheme in
the first week of January. I will show them the new camp office and explain the facilities available there,” Rao said.
Though Venkat Reddy alleged that the value of the new camp office building and land was around `400 crore, the Chief Minister said the construction cost was only ` 37 crore.