This is in the face of opposition from students and university officials. For instance, the School of Distance Education has vast space, and it can be used as the camp office. The school can be relocated to SRRCVR College in Vijayawada or Government College, Guntur.

With each passing day, the demand to set up the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s camp office at Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) is gaining momentum from political circles and general public even as the university authorities and students are opposed to the move.

Already, there is a talk that ANU has been identified as the suitable location for setting up the Chief Minister’s camp office and other administrative wings. There are also reports that senior officers from police and other departments have held meetings on the issue.

“It is an ideal location. The need of the hour is to make optimum utilisation of the minimum resources available. There is an auditorium, administrative block and other structures on the campus, and they fulfil the requirements perfectly,” says former Rajya Sabha member Yelamanchali Sivaji.

For instance, the School of Distance Education has vast space, and it can be used as the camp office. The school can be relocated to SRRCVR College in Vijayawada or Government College, Guntur. “However, the government should issue orders freezing land registrations around the university. This will curb the real estate boom,” suggests Mr. Sivaji.

“The location is well connected in terms of rail, road and air transport. It will be convenient for people to visit various offices. More importantly, it is a temporary arrangement, and the university authorities and students should consider the gravity of the situation,” says J.S.T. Sayi, a resident of Purnanandampet.

Meanwhile, the university authorities have a different opinion. All these speculations are fuelled by media and real estate companies, and they can disturb the academic ambience. There are no instructions from the government till date, says a senior university official.

“A decision will be taken by the government only after it is formed. If at all it favours ANU, then we will have to oblige the decision,” he adds.

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