Telangana’s new secretariat complex to be named after  B.R. Ambedkar

Current Affairs

  • Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao decided to name Telangana’s new secretariat after Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. 
  • The move came after the Telangana legislative assembly unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to name the new Parliament building in New Delhi after the chief architect of the Constitution. Construction of the new integrated Secretariat complex has been progressing at a fast pace with the target of getting it ready by the upcoming festival of Dasara.
  • The seven-storey secretariat building constructed in seven lakh square feet is being built at a cost of Rs 650 crore. The goals set by Dr. Ambedkar for the upliftment of Dalits in social, political, financial and cultural fields were followed by the state government in its selfgovernment model.
  • Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao speaking in the state legislative assembly pushed for the new Parliament building to be named after Dr Ambedkar.
  • TRS announced that the chief minister will soon write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the same.

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