HYDERABAD: Even as the two Telugu states are in combat mode over sharing of assets under Schedule 10 of the AP Reorganisation Act, the Telangana State government on Thursday opened yet another warfront laying claim to the Andhra Pradesh (AP) Bhavan in Delhi. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao shot off a letter to Union Home minister Rajnath Singh, urging the Centre to hand over AP Bhavan to Telangana and allot alternative land to AP for construction of its own Bhavan.
The state also proposed to compensate the cost of construction of the new building as per the book value of the buildings in the ratio of population between the two states.
KCR pointed out that the property where AP Bhavan is located was given to the erstwhile Nizam state before independence. Rao said the Nizam government had obtained a total of 18.18 acres of land in Delhi from Government of India in three bits in 1917, 1928 and 1936 on payment as per records of the then foreign and political department of the Union government.
The Hyderabad House and AP Bhavan are situated in these lands presently. The Union government took over Hyderabad House and allotted 7.56 acres at Pataudi House and 1.21 acres on Nursing Institute premises to the then AP government.