Contrary to the expectations, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-in-waiting N. Chandrababu Naidu will not function for at least two months from the Secretariat premises after being sworn in as Chief Minister on June 8 at a place between Vijayawada and Guntur. Instead, he will be operating from the Lake View Guest House located on the Raj Bhavan Road.
Mr Naidu will run his Chief Minister’s Office from this guest house for at least two months. Later, he will move into the ‘L’ Block located on the Secretariat premises. “He will function from the Lake View Guest House until the ‘L’ Block is readied,” AP Chief Secretary-designate IYR Krishna Rao told this newspaper.
Though people were eagerly waiting to see Chief Ministers of the two states working from one Secretariat, they will have to wait for two more months for it to happen. However, Telangana Chief Minister-in-waiting K. Chandrasekhar Rao will be functioning from the ‘C’ Bock in the Secretariat after his swearing in ceremony on June 2, a date on which Telangana state officially comes into force.
Roads and Buildings de-partment principal secretary B. Sam Bob confirmed to this correspondent that it will take at least two months for the ‘L’ Block to be readied for the AP Chief Minister to occupy it. “We could have completed the works in South ‘H’ Block which was originally meant to accommodate the AP Chief Minister. However, the building was rejected and ‘L’ block was preferred for Mr Nadu’s Chief Minister’s Office,” he said.