KCR expresses anguish over damage to religious places in Secretariat demolition


Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao expressed deep anguish over the damage occurred to religious places during the demolition of old buildings at the Secretariat. In a statement here on Friday, the Chief Minister assured that the government will take construction of the temple and the mosque in the secretariat premises on a grand scale.

“Telangana government has decided to construct a new secretariat complex by demolishing the existing old buildings. During the process of demolition of these tall buildings the rubble has fallen on these religious places causing some damage. I felt really bad when I came to know about the damage caused to these religious places. I am deeply anguished, It should not have happened. Government’s aim was to construct new secretariat in place of the old buildings but in in no way to cause damage to temple and mosque,” the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister assured that the government from its own funds will construct temple and mosque in an area much bigger and in grand scale without hesitating on cost, and will hand over them to the concerned for management. “I will soon meet the concerned persons of the temple and mosque and will elicit their suggestions,” Chief Minister said. Along with the construction of the secretariat the government will build these religious places, he assured.

“Telangana is a secular State and the spirit will be protected at any cost. The incident was a mere accident and hope that everyone will understand this with a kind heart,” he added.

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