The rented house of former chief minister and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu is a big issue. The State political circles, mostly the social media, is engaged in heated debate over his house located on the river bed. While no one justifies his stay in this house, which was constructed against the rules and in clear violation of the existing river conservation laws of the land, Chandrababu Naidu lived in that house as chief minister. Once he said that the house was taken over by the government in land pooling for the capital. But, once he lost the elections, he said it was a rented house for him and belonged to a private person. These are being highly criticised by his opponents.
The house is now inundated with the floods to the river. His people have shifted the vehicles and other infrastructure from the house to a resorts near Mangalagiri to avoid being inundated. Since there were no floods to the river in the last five years, his stay in that house did not affect him. But, with huge inflows to the river, he is under public scanner, for residing there, against and in violation of the river laws.
Now, having been a chief minister of the state for five years, Chandrababu Naidu failed to build his own house or an official residence for the chief minister along with the interim secretariat and Assembly buildings. However, he had built a posh house in Hyderabad where he goes for the weekends now, a criticism that he and his party leaders have made against the then opposition leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who is now residing in his own house built at Tadepalli.
Thus the home in which Chandrababu Naidu lives and the home that he could not build for himself in the new capital are a big issues in the State. People are finding fault with him on these two issues – residing in an illegal house and not having a house of his own in five years as chief minister of the State. The opposition leader in Andhra Pradesh, now lives in Hyderabad and visits the State after weekend stay.