HC admits plea against building new Secretariat

Hyderabad: Though the TRS Government got the decks cleared for securing the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Secretariat buildings for taking up construction of a new Telangana Secretariat complex, it faced a legal hurdle with High Court admitting a petition filed by Congress senior leader T Jeevan Reddy and Jagitial Congress MLA Komatireddy Venkata Reddy, on Thursday.A�

The Congress leaders, in their petition, have appealed against the proposal to demolish the existing Secretariat buildings and construct a new complex. The buildings being proposed for demolition include the ones recently constructed spending crores of public money.

The Congress leaders urged the High Court to investigate and give its judgment to prevent such wastage of public money. The court, after admitting the plea, adjourned it for tomorrow (Friday).

Congress has been criticizing the move to construct a new Secretariat complexA� stating that the Chief Minister is taking such unnecessary decisions saying it is non-compliant with a�?Vastu.a��

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