Make CM’s Camp Office, farm house tourist spots, Ponnam tells TTDC chief

Hyderabad: Congress leader and former MP Ponnam Prabhakar wants the Chief Minister’s Camp Office and his farm house to be made tourist places.

In a sort of tongue-in-cheek letter sent to Telangana Tourism Development Corporation’s chairman Pervaram Ramulu on Saturday, Ponnam said the idea of making CM’s Camp Office and his farm house as tourist spots is doing rounds on WhatsApp. He said there are tourist places like Orugallu Fort built by Kakatiya Kings, Golconda Fort constructed by Qutub Shahis and Charminar built by Nizams.

Ponnam said that the names of Kakatiyas, Qutubshahis and Nizams remained in history because they constructed these monuments. Since the present Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao too constructed Pragathi Bhavan (CM’s Camp Office) and farm house, Ponnam urged the Tourism Corporation Chairman to include them in the list of Telangana Tourism.

The former MP said that the Chief Minister feels he is a ‘king’ and “people also feel that KCR is king after seeing two and half years rule.” Ponnam observed that a chief minister would think about the problems of the people and a king never bothers about the problems of the people. A chief minister does what people want, but a king does what he wants, Ponnam said and alleged that KCR was ruling the State like a king, not like a chief minister. A king will construct new buildings wasting public money unlike a chief minister, who doesn’t waste public money, he said. He said that the people in future would talk about the Kingdom of the KCR as a story.

The people would tell their children about KCR dynasty while visiting the Pragathi Bhavan and farm house. They tell their children that 50 policemen worked as security personnel at the Pragathi Bhavan, which was constructed on nine acres of land and the farm house on 60 acres.

Ponnam asked TTDC chief to recognize both Pragathi Bhavan and farm house as tourist places and allow the people to visit them. – NSS

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