A similar incident that occurred in June last year, had blown into a full blown controversy with a CID probe being launched.

Rainwater leaks into Jagans chamber in Andhra Secretariat again YSRCP cries foulA screenshot from the video
news Controversy Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 08:06

The office of the Leader of Opposition, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, in the recently constructed Andhra Pradesh Assembly in Guntur district, was in the news yet again as rainwater seeped into the chambers.

According to reports, as soon as the leaking water was observed, the housekeeping staff of the Secretariat rushed to Jagan’s office and mopped up the water.

A similar incident that occurred in June last year, had blown into a full blown controversy with the Andhra Pradesh government even initiating a CID probe.

At the time, armed with photographs, Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao claimed that there was a conspiracy and 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.

The Speaker visited the premises and escorted the media to the roof, where he 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.

"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. 

Speaking to reporters after the latest incident, Mangalagiri MLA A. Ramakrishna Reddy from the YSRCP accused the TDP government of failing to reveal the findings of the CID report. 

"The TDP gave Rs 10,000 per sq ft to the contractor for the construction. This, despite the fact that sand was given free of cost and cement was given at a subsidised price. Commissions were collected from the contractors," he alleged.


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