Andhra Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao had claimed that ‘miscreants’ had cut open the pipes on the roof of the building.

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news Politics Friday, June 09, 2017 - 18:41

Officials of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) and engineers from the Kakinada campus of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) visited the Andhra Pradesh Assembly building on Friday, to look into the issue of water leaking into the office of the Leader of Opposition.

This comes a day after Andhra Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao claimed that there was conspiracy behind the incident.

On Friday, CID Chief Dwaraka Tirumala Rao visited the Assembly and took stock of the investigation. 

Earlier, on Thursday, CID SP Koteshwar Rao along with his team collected evidence from the roof of the building and also questioned electricians, plumbers and others who worked in the building, TV9 reported.

This came after the Speaker visited the premises earlier in the day, and escorted the media to the roof.

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 YSR Congress Party chief and Leader of Opposition Jagan Mohan Reddy’s office. 

Meanwhile, YSR Congress Party spokesperson Ambati Rambabu spoke to the media on Thursday, and claimed that the state government was unnecessarily levying allegations of conspiracy against their party.

"One year ago, during the Kapu agitation, when some culprits had burnt down the train in Tuni, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had blamed the YSRCP even at that time, to sabotage us," he said.
He went on to add, "All these conspiracies can only be done by the TDP."
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?"
However, since then, the Speaker has claimed a conspiracy on the incident and alleged that some miscreants cut a pipe on the roof of the building, which resulted in the water leak.

He has also since said that the Andhra government was taking serious note of the issue.

 

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