A video on social media had showed the roof of Jagan's office in the Assembly, leaking at several points.

Armed with photos of pipes Andhra Speaker cries conspiracy over water leak in Jagans officeScreenshot: TV9
news News Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 17:56

A day after water flooded the office of the Leader of Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in the newly-constructed Andhra Pradesh Assembly in Guntur district, the state government said that it has taken the issue seriously.

Armed with photographs, the Speaker alleged that some 'miscreants' had cut open the pipes on the roof of the building, which led to water leaking straight into Jagan's office.

On Wednesday afternoon, Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao visited the premises, and escorted the media to the roof.

Getting on his knees, the Speaker pointed out that there were two larger pipes that carried cold air and hot air as part of the air conditioning system, and two smaller pipes that were 'communication lines' to control the temperature.

"They have cut one of the smaller pipes, as you can see in this photo," Kodela said, as he held a photo near the pipe, for media persons to see.

"Because of this, the water skipped the first floor, and directly went to the ground floor," he added.

The Speaker said that the government was serious about investigating the incident with the police and even with the Crime Investigation Department (CID).

"The Assembly session was held here, and so it was a special session. Even at that time it had rained heavily, but during yesterday's rain, water had gone into the office of the Leader of Opposition," Kodela told the media. 

"Many people began complaining after that, about the construction quality and some members of the Assembly had also paid a visit to the office," he added.

He was referring to a group of YSRCP MLAs and leaders who had visited the premises earlier in the morning, and complained to the media about the quality of the building constructed under Andhra Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Kodela went on, "After we were notified, we sealed the pipe last night, to avoid more water from entering the premises. However, after careful examination, we realised that someone may have intentionally cut the pipeline."

"I don't want to talk politics. I want to know the facts. If any mischief like this takes place, the culprit has to be caught. We are planning to ask for a CID investigation immediately. We will also examine CCTV footage," he added. 

The YSR Congress Party took to Facebook on Tuesday evening, to post a video that showed the roof of Jagan Mohan's office at Amaravati leaking at several points.  

Along with the video, which showed overflowing buckets at several places in the office, the party posted a message which read, "If this is the situation for a small rain, what will happen when the monsoon starts?"

Watch the video below. 

 

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