Starting Tuesday, the Telangana secretariat begins work from a new premises – Burugula Rama Krishna Rao Bhavan, closer to the original premises.
The existing Secretariat on the western side of Hussain Sagar lake was completely vacated in the last one week and all the departments, including that of chief secretary, have been relocated to the BRKR Bhavan in the last three days, which were holidays.
The chief minister’s office and a few other important offices were shifted to Metro Rail Bhavan near Begumpet.
In any case, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao does not have the habit of going to the Secretariat and is operating only from his camp office.
So, it doesn’t make any difference for him. But for the secretariat staff and bureaucrats, it is becoming a tough task to adjust themselves in the congested BRKR building.
The opposition parties have found fault with KCR for going ahead with the secretariat shifting though the issue is still pending in the court.
“The chief minister is behaving like a dictator. Going by the way KCR is performing with the sole intention of his family’s progress, it appears there is a family rule in Telangana. There is a dictatorship in Telangana,” former MP and BJP leader G Vivekananda said.
He alleged that KCR was going ahead with the demolition of Secretariat, which was an asset of the state and built for 100 years, just because he wants to be like ‘Tughlaq’.
“We are all opposing it,” he said.