Angry Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad resigns over renaming of NTR health varsity

Dr Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad resigned from his post in protest against the renaming of the NTR University of Health Sciences

Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad

VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh Official Language Commission Chairman Dr Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad on Wednesday resigned from his post in protest against the renaming of the NTR University of Health Sciences with YSR's by the YS Jaganmohan Reddy government.

While appreciating YS Jagan for naming Krishna district after NTR and taking steps to ensure the existence of the Telugu language for future generations, Lakshmi Prasad however took exception to the removal of NTR's name from the health university. He said that YS Jagan had shown great respect for him but he was deeply hurt by the latest decision.

Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad did not spare Chandrababu Naidu as well in his address to the media and made sensational allegations against the TDP chief. He alleged that Chandrababu had no love for NTR and refused the Bharat Ratna to NTR when it was proposed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee when the latter was the prime minister. He said that Naidu did this as he never wanted Lakshmi Parvathi receiving the highest honour as the widow of NTR. Yarlagadda alleged that the house where NTR breathed his last was demolished and an apartment was built in Banjara Hills.

However, he sought to clarify that he only had ideological differences with Chandrababu. He clarified that he had no anger or hatred towards anyone and opined that he would work for the development of the Telugu language even after resigning from his position.

Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly passed the resolution renaming the NTR University of Health Sciences as YSR Health University on Wednesday after a discussion.

The relatives of the victims are squarely blaming the management of the hospital for the incident. They claim that the door of the elevator opened prematurely as it was poorly maintained and demanded the hospital management to take full responsibility for the death.

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