Go ahead with flyover at Amberpet, BJP urges govt.

Telangana BJP leader and former MLA G. Kishan Reddy on Tuesday demanded the government make its stand clear in the ongoing tussle over the demolition of property by the GHMC on the Amberpet area, which the Majlis leaders claim to be a mosque.

Addressing a press conference at the party office, Mr. Reddy and other leaders claimed that there was never any religious place in the last few decades and it was only after much persuasion with the affected property owners that the municipal corporation could taken up the road widening for the flyover, which has been a long pending demand.

The BJP leader claimed that he had personally campaigned for the properties’ acquisition in the area to allow for the flyover because of a graveyard on the roadside in the last few years. As many as 281 property owners were persuaded to accept compensation of ₹80,000 square yard and three brothers of the disputed property site were accordingly given cheques of ₹84 lakh each amounting to ₹2.50 crore.

“There were shops in the front and houses behind. Where did the mosque spring from all of a sudden?” he sought to know and demanded action against the Majlis leaders including MLA Quadri for holding prayers and the police and other officials allowing him and others to do so on a ‘government’ land as compensation was already paid.

Mr. Reddy accused the MIM of trying to foment communal trouble to disturb peace in the twin cities. Later, he also met chief secretary S.K. Joshi and urged his intervention into the matter to see that the flyover construction is not halted under the pretext of the recent incidents. His senior colleague Bandaru Dattatreya too supported him and criticised attempts to disturb the communal amity in the area.

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