A senior Indian politician has caused outrage by building a large mansion including a bullet-proof bathroom using £5.8m of taxpayer money.
K Chandrashekhar Rao, the Chief Minister of the Southern Indian state of Telangana, had commissioned the 100,000 sq feet property to be built in a prime location in the state capital, Hydrerabad City.
In addition to the extra safe bathroom, the building named Pragathi Bhavan includes an auditorium that can accommodate 250 people and a meeting hall that can hold 500 people.
Mr Rao did not move into the house until it was blessed in a series of rituals by his spiritual guru, Chinna Jeeyar Swamy.
The Chief Minister is a devotee of vaastu, an ancient Hindu series of beliefs regarding architecture – similar to Feng shui. Pragathi Bhavan was built according to this custom described by some critic
Political commentator, Kingsuk Nag, told BBC the house illustrate’s Mr Rao’s “feudal” mentality.
He said: “It’s like …