Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday (July 10) expressed regret for razing a temple and a mosque as part of the demolition of the old Secretariat recently. The Chief Minister said he will instruct the authorities to build a new temple and a mosque on the new Secretariat premises.
“The government has begun to construct a new Secretariat Building Complex by demolishing the old buildings. I came to know that, while demolishing the multistoried old buildings, the temple and mosque adjacent to the old buildings were damaged due to the fall of the debris on them. I felt sorry about the incident. It should not have happened. The government’s intention is to build a new complex by demolishing the old buildings without causing any damage to the temple or the Mosque,” the CM clarified.
The Telangana Chief Minister said, “We will construct a temple and mosque on the Secretariat premises in a more spacious way even it means spending of crores of rupees. We will construct the temple and Mosque at the government cost and handed them over the people concerned."
"I will have a meeting with the temple and mosque organisers on this matter very soon. After discussing with them, along with the new Secretariat, places of worship will also be constructed and handed over to the concerned. This is my promise,” the CM declared.
The Chief Minister further added, “Telangana State is a secular state, we will continue the secular spirit come what may. This incident happened unexpectedly. Everyone should understand this without prejudice."