HYDERABAD: Likening the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to the fabled Roman emperor Nero, who fiddled while Rome was burning, opposition parties on Monday deplored KCR’s decision to construct a new building in place of the existing secretariat building citing vastu defects.
“The CM is behaving like Nero by doing things as per his whims for a luxurious lifestyle at a time when people in the state are facing hardships. His decision to construct an ultra-modern building for housing secretariat with a whopping Rs 1,200 crore is a classic example of this,” TDP senior leader Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy said on Monday.
While interacting with mediapersons separately, BJP MLA G Kishan Reddy also disapproved the decision. “Majority of blocks in the secretariat were built just eight years ago. Hence, CM’s decision to demolish the existing building is unwise.”
He wondered that instead of clearing the dues of Fee Reimbursement Scheme of poor students, which amount to Rs 3,100 crore, Rs 410 crore arrears for Aarogya Sri, how could he spend Rs 1,200 crore on secretariat.
“KCR is constructing a posh house for his family to satisfy his desire to lead an expensive lifestyle at public expenses,” Congress leader Md Ali Shabbir said.