Chandrababu victim of his own law

Chandrababu victim of his own law

Chandrababu victim of his own law
September 22
07:45 2019

Ironically TDP Supremo Chandrababu Naidu is a victim of his own making. He made a law to ensure that no other VIP dared to build any house parallel to his on tne banks of Krishna river. Now out of power he is just a toothless tiger.

The demolition notice served by AP Capital Region Development Authority on Friday was conceived and enacted by Naidu himself in 2014 through a legislation in the state assembly in the name of APCRDA Act.

The YSR Congress party government in Andhra Pradesh headed by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy served a final notice on prominent realtor and industrialist Lingamaneni Ramesh to demolish his bungalow now rented by Chandrababu since he became CM and thereafter upon the banks of Krishna river at Vundavalli in Amaravati.

The said act was supported by Jagan and his party legislators who were in opposition then.Particularly, the sections 115 (1) and 115 (2) of the Act, under which the APCRDA issued notices were incorporated by Naidu with a view to preventing mushrooming of unauthorised constructions.

Now, the same provisions of the Act have been used by the Jagan government to slap notices and also threaten demolition on Naidu’s rented house.

The nine-page notice served on Naidu’s residence by the APCRDA says that the construction of ground floor and first floor along with swimming pool and ground floor dressing room etc of the building are illegal.

The said construction was done without any prior permission from the competent authority. The building is located within 100 metres from Krishna river course in an extent of 1.318 acres. The owner sought time for furnishing documents in support of his argument but failed even after 10 days.

Apparently, the authorities of APCRDA had done a lot of exercise and taken legal advice before invoking the Act to drive away Naidu from his rented residence.The officials were very cautious and selective in their language, to ensure that the receiver of the notice will have no option to approach the court or challenge the orders.

The notice also not did not question the ownership of the property,but questioned on,why the legality of the permanent structures which are in violation of the river conservation laws of the land.

The rules, judgments and other matters relating to the river conservation by the National Green Tribunal,too were followed thoroughly in drafting the notices and the communication.

While in power Naidu had support of BJP and then union environment minister Prakash Javadekar who helped Naidu in overcoming these issues and proceed in Amaravati Project and also get presence of Prime Minister Modi. But things are different now.

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