Hyderabad, February 11 (KMS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President in Telangana, Bandi Sanjay Kumar, has said that if the BJP comes to power in the state, it would demolish the domes of the new state secretariat building as they reflect the culture of Nizams.
Sanjay alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao turned the secretariat into a mausoleum like the Taj Mahal to please All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President, Asaduddin Owaisi.
Sanjay, who is a Member of Indian Parliament, also stated that if the BJP comes to power in Telangana, it will destroy the symbols of Nizam’s culture in the state.
“We will make changes in the state secretariat so that it reflects the Indian and Telangana culture,” he said while addressing a street corner meeting of the BJP in Kukatpally Assembly constituency.
Gearing up for the Assembly elections scheduled to be held towards the end of 2023, the BJP on Friday launched a campaign to hold street corner meetings in all 118 Assembly constituencies.
Sanjay, who is known for making controversial statements, also dared municipal administration and urban development minister K.T. Rama Rao to demolish mosques on roads in the old city. He alleged that Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) are one and the same.
The new secretariat building is set for inauguration by the chief minister on February 17. The seven-storey structure with a built-up area of 7 lakh square feet has been constructed at a cost of nearly Rs 650 crore near Hussain Sagar lake on the same land where the old Secretariats of Telangana and earlier united Andhra Pradesh stood. The state government has named the new Secretariat complex after Dr B.R. Ambedkar. CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao (Known as KCR) has already stated that it reflects the pride of Telangana and would stand as a role model for other states.
The government recently announced that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M.K. Stalin, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) national president Lalan Singh as representative of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, B.R. Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar and other dignitaries will attend the inaugural event.