Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday has ordered the demolition of 'Praja Vedika' building constructed next to the residence of former CM Chandrababu Naidu by the previous Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government.
The building was being used for both the government and party activities. The demolition will begin on Tuesday.
After the TDP's defeat in the recently concluded assembly elections, Chandrababu Naidu had written to Jagan Mohan Reddy urging him to allocate the building to him in the capacity of Leader of Opposition.
On Saturday, a ruckus broke out during a council meeting at Andhra's Vijayawada Municipal Corporation after pictures of TDP leaders NT Rama Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu were replaced with pictures of Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at the council hall.
With YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy winning the state and Lok Sabha polls in Andhra Pradesh, the portraits of former CM Naidu and NTR were being removed from the council hall by the corporation officials ahead of the council meeting. Responding to this, Vijayawada mayor Koneru Sridhar pulled up the officials for changing the portraits.
Hitting out at the Mayor's reaction, YSRCP councillors staged protests at the mayor's podium, as per the visuals posted by news agency ANI.
Earlier, Jagan also reviewed and renamed various schemes and policies of the previous TDP government.
Chandrababu Naidu's TDP suffered massive loss at the hands of Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which got the absolute majority in 175-member Assembly by winning 151 seats. In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections too, YSRCP bagged 22 seats while the TDP got just three seats.