Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is facing flak from the opposition for what they said was a waste of public money on a new building though the existing residence was in good condition.
Congress leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir said KCR had moved into a five-star bungalow with bullet-proof toilet and bedrooms at a time when people were suffering due to demonetisation of high value currency.
Shabbir, who is leader of the opposition in the state assembly, said KCR moved into a posh new house while his poll promise to build 2.6 lakh double-bedroom houses for the poor remained unfulfilled.
KCR on Thursday entered his new official residence, reported to be the biggest and most expensive residence of any chief minister in the country.
The new complex spread over 10 acres of land and with about one lakh square feet of built-up space comes close to the existing camp office-cum-residence of the Chief Minister in Begumpet.
The complex named "Pragathi Bhavan" comprises the CM's residence, office, conference hall and the two existing buildings.
The chief minister, who is also a strong believer in âVastuâ, had demolished an existing IAS officersâ association building at the spot, for his new vastu compliant home.
Meanwhile, activists of Telugu Nadu Students Federation (TNSF), the youth wing of Telugu Desam Party (TDP), tried to lay siege to the new residence of KCR as a mark of protest.
Police arrested the TNSF activists who raised slogans against the chief minister.
The protestors said the government had no money to pay towards arrears for the reimbursement of students' fee but spent a large amount on the new residence.