The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday issued a notice to former CM N Chandrababu Naidu to vacate his house located on the banks of Krishna river in Amaravati. The notice was sent in the wake of rising levels of the river. Besides Naidu, the authorities served notices to 32 others to vacate their houses immediately citing the threat of flooding.
On Friday, the irrigation officials used drones to estimate the water levels at Chandrababu's residence. The TDP leaders found fault using high-security drones and demanded an explanation from the government. TDP and YSRCP leaders exchanged some serious words but the issue is yet to get settled.
The inflows into Krishna river at Prakasam barrage connecting Vijayawada and Guntur - which were around 5.6 lakh cusecs on Friday - increased to 7.66 lakh cusecs by Saturday morning, inundating several houses constructed on the riverfront.
YSRCP MLA and spokesperson Ambati Rambabu said the notice was served in the best interest of Naidu if he remained stubborn, he would have to face nature’s fury. “It is an illegal construction built in violation of river conservation rules. He should vacate the house immediately,” Rambabu said. At present, Naidu is Hyderabad under the treatment of his strained hand.