Indian Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, aka KCR, moved into his new palace in Begumpet at the heart of Hyderabad. Read on to know why the KCR new house is controversial.
Pragathi Bhavan covers 9,000 square meters and houses one massive conference hall and a humongous theatre that can accommodate up to 250 to 500 people among others.
KCR new house: Bulletproof bathroom
Built in close consultation with Vaastu experts, the Pragathi Bhavan has bulletproof bathrooms, a mini secretariat, and a collection of fancy interior furniture. Like Feng Shui consultants, every aspect of the new house–from the positioning of doors and chairs as well as tables and Indian charms, was determined by Vaastu gurus. In fact, the main reason KCR opted to acquire a new palace is because his old home lacks in Vaastu spirit.
According to NDTV, the complex was originally priced at 35 crores. However, the final bill eventually closed its deal at 50 crores.
KCR’s family owns another house, a smaller version of the new one, in the metropolis; another in their hometown; and an additional farmhouse about 60 kilometers from Hyderabad.
— Ushy Mohan Das (@UshyMohanDas) November 26, 2016
KCR New House: The Opposition
The opposition, on the other hand, slammed KCR, accusing him of using the taxpayers’ money to plan and construct his lavish home. Moreover, they said that the move to build a costly building was inappropriate, given that a lot of local Indians are currently suffering a cash shortage because of the implemented notes ban.
Reportedly, per BBC, the house is worth $7.3 million. KCR has yet to issue an official statement.
For the record, Shapoorji Pallonji, a real estate company owned by the family of Cyrus Mistry, deserves all the credit for the construction of the Pragathi Bhavan. The same company is caught in an epic feud with Ratan Tata.
Just like a normal house blessing (Griha Pravesh) in India, KCR new house underwent Daiva Pravesam, Yatu Pravesam, Go Pravesam, and Pravesam ceremonies.
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