If you thought Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's splurge-spree ended with him moving into a Rs 40 crore bungalow, gifting gold worth Rs 5 crore to temples, think again. Each MLA in Telangana has been given home cum office at a cost of Rs 1 crore each. The total cost to the exchequer- Rs 120 crore.
As if it was not enough for the Chief Minister to have a palatial home cum office, every MLA in Telangana will now move into swanky homes built in their constituencies. The first such home-offices will be inaugurated on Thursday at Parkal. The Telangana government had released Rs 1 crore each for MLAs to build houses in their constituencies so they could 'interact with public and officials'. The move came after MLAs complained of not being able to go back to their constituencies since they did not have offices.
Each swanky home for the MLAs will have two floors. The ground floor will be used for official purposes and will have a VVIP lounge, supporters/workers hall, a waiting room for the public and the MLA's office. The higher floors are designed for residential purposes with three bedrooms, drawing room, a dining hall, kitchen, a storeroom, puja rooms and bathrooms.
All the splurge comes at a time when Telangana is already under heavy debt and its farmers are facing a drought situation.