Former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s rented house owner and industrialist, Lingamaneni Ramesh, wrote an open letter to Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy, justifying his house built on Krishna river bed.
In the light of the government issuing demolition notice to the house, Ramesh wrote a letter to the chief minister claiming that the house was not illegal and had the required permissions. He said that the village panchayat of Undavalli and the concerned irrigation superintend have issued permissions for the construction of the building. He found fault with the new government issuing orders for its demolition.
The industrialist said that he had been working for provision of infrastructure in the State as dedicated and committed citizen of the State. He had given the house to the then chief minister, who had no house to reside in the residuary State. He tried to use the peoples’ sentiments of bifurcation and said that like every other citizen of this state, he too felt it as his responsibility to help the new government where there is no capital and no government house for the chief minister.
Ramesh said that he had constructed group housing project, shopping malls and entertainment malls in and around Vijayawada only to develop the city. He said he had not received any benefit by giving his guest house to the then chief minister. He further said that he was pained at the misleading campaign against him and his family on the issue.
The industrialist blamed the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) for issuing demolition notices though he produced the required permissions for the building. He claimed that he and his family members are subjected to agony and humiliation on the issue.
He said he did not belong to any party or has any political affiliation as being attributed by the ruling YSR Congress leaders. He said he had organised several programmes earlier in which late YS Rajasekhar Reddy and some ministers, MLAs and former ministers of the YSR Congress were present. However, he said that he is being termed as benami of Chandrababu Naidu, which pained him more.
Interestingly, in his entire letter, he did not request the government or the chief minister to stop demolition of his house. It is to be seen how the APCRDA would proceed further once the seven-days deadline is over for the notice served to him.