Telugu Desham (TD) chief and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has been asked to vacate his rented house located on the banks of the Krishna River in Amravati. 

The AP government on Saturday issued warning notice to Mr Naidu along with 38 others asking them to vacate their houses as they were located in the low lying areas of the Krishna.

Serving the notice to Mr Naidu, the Tadepalli village revenue officer (VRO) said, “The house has to be immediately evacuated because of the prevailing flood situation.” On Friday, floodwater entered the banana plantation next to Mr Naidu’s house and submerged neighbouring houses.

According to the notice, Mr Naidu’s rented house had not maintained the maximum flood level (MFL) of 22.6 m and was constructed at 19m, making it prone to submergence. Besides, it also violates the River Conservation Act, environment, green tribunal laws and bylaws of the capital region master plan.

The notice further reads, “From August 14 to August 16, 2019 the inflows to the Prakasam Barrage crossed 8 lakh cusecs. Now another 1 lakh cusec of water is estimated to flow due to the heavy rains, to which locals are advised to move to safer places.”

Meanwhile, TD leaders alleged that this was a conspiracy by the YSRC government to force Mr Naidu to vacate the house. However, the YSRC claims that Mr Naidu has been asked to vacate the house based on the flood situation near the Krishna River.

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